MA – Luke Skywalker: Jedi Knight Reading

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Author Tony DiTerlizzi reads from Star Wars: The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight at the First Church Auditorium on Saturday October 25th at 12:30 PM as part of Boston Book Fest!

About the author:
Tony DiTerlizzi is a fantasy artist and acclaimed children’s book author and illustrator. DiTerlizzi received a Caldecott Honor for his picture book adaptation of The Spider and the Fly. With Holly Black, he created the New York Times-bestselling series The Spiderwick Chronicles, which was adapted into a film of the same name. DiTerlizzi has also authored the picture books Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure and Ted and the chapter books Kenny and The Dragon and the WondLa trilogy. Most recently, DiTerlizzi is collaborating with Lucasfilm to retell the original Star Wars trilogy in a picture book, The Adventures of Luke Skywalker: Jedi Knight, which introduces the beloved classic film to a new generation of readers.

First Church Boston
66 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA 02116

 

 

MA – The Battle for WondLa Signing

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Tony DiTerlizzi signs at Odyssey Bookshop on Wednesday, May 21th at 6:30 pm!

Press Release:

Come to the Odyssey Bookshop for an adventure in reading! Tony DiTerlizzi, bestselling author of the Spiderwick Chronicles, will be presenting the final book in the WondLa series. Dress up/costume booth, Battle Station, “Battle” tattoos and a book signing!

Battle For Wondla:
All hope for a peaceful coexistence between humankind and aliens seems lost in the third installment of the WondLa trilogy. Eva Nine has gone into hiding for fear of luring the wicked Loroc to her companions. However, news of the city Solas being captured by the human leader, Cadmus Pryde, forces Eva into action once again. With help from an unlikely ally, Eva tries to thwart Loroc’s ultimate plan for both mankind and the alien life on Orbona.

Tony DiTerlizzi:
New York Times bestselling author and illustrator, Tony DiTerlizzi, has been creating books with Simon and Schuster for over a decade. From his fanciful picture books like, Adventure of Meno (with his wife, Angela) and The Spider & The Fly (a Caldecott Honor book), to chapter books like Kenny and The Dragon and The Search for WondLa, Tony always imbues his stories with a rich imagination. His middle-grade series, The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Holly Black), has sold millions of copies, been adapted into a feature film, and has been translated in over thirty countries.

RSVP on Facebook!

Odyssey Bookshop
9 College Street, South Hadley, MA 01075
(413) 534-7307

GA – The Battle for WondLa Signing

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Author and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi appears at Little Shop of Stories to sign The Battle for WondLa on Sunday May 11, 2014!

Little Shop of Stories
133A East Court Square, Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 373-6300

WI – The Battle for WondLa Signing

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Tony DiTerlizzi, author of The Battle for WondLa, appears at Boswell Book Company on Tuesday May 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm!

Press Release:

The New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi presents the highly-anticipated conclusion to the WondLa Trilogy, The Battle for WondLa. “An irresistible adventure” according to Percy Jackson & The Olympians author Rick Riordan, this middle-grade fantasy is perfect for ages ten and up with “wonder aplenty” in what Publisher’s Weekly calls “…[a] tense, chase-filled journey to engage young readers, [with] twists for adult fans of Twilight Zone–styled stories.”

When a marauder destroys the underground sanctuary that Eva Nine was raised in by the robot Muthr, the twelve-year-old girl is forced to flee aboveground. Eva Nine is searching for anyone else like her, for she knows that other humans exist, because of an item she treasures—a scrap of cardboard on which is depicted a young girl, an adult, and a robot, with the strange word, “WondLa.” Tony DiTerlizzi honors traditional children’s literature in this totally original space age adventure: one that is as complex as an alien planet, but as simple as a child’s wish for a place to belong. Eva Nine is at her bravest in the final book in this New York Times bestselling trilogy.

About the Author: Tony DiTerlizzi is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator who has created books with Simon & Schuster for more than a decade. From his fanciful picture books like Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure, Adventure of Meno (with his wife, Angela), and The Spider & The Fly (a Caldecott Honor book), to chapter books like Kenny and The Dragon, Tony always imbues his stories with a rich imagination. His middle grade series, The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Holly Black), has sold millions of copies, been adapted into a feature film, and has been translated in more than thirty countries.

Boswell Book Company
2559 N Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211
(414) 332-1181

MO – Battle For WondLa Signing

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Tony DiTerlizzi signs at Reading Reptile on WEDNESDAY, MAY 14th at 6:00 PM!

Press Release:

Tony DiTerlizzi is the co-creator (with Holly Black) of the bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles which became a major motion picture in 2008. He won the Caldecott Honor in 2003 for The Spider and the Fly. In 2010, he published The Search for Wondla, the first in a trilogy of juvenile novels featuring Eva Nine, a twelve-year-old girl who is raised apart from other humans by a robot in an underground sanctuary. The second book in the series – A Hero for Wondla – was released in 2012. Tony will present the third and final book – The Battle for Wondla – when he visits the Reading Reptile on Wednesday, May 14th at 6PM. A book signing will follow.

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Call 816-753-0441 to make a reservation.

If you can’t make it to the event, you may purchase books ahead of time (in the store or over the phone) and we will get them signed and dedicated for you!

RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 8 AND UP.

Reading Reptile
328 W 63 Street, Kansas City, MO 64113
(816) 753-0441

GA – The Battle for WondLa Signing

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Tony DiTerlizzi appears at Barnes & Noble to sign The Battle for WondLa on Saturday May 10, 2014 at 2:00 PM!

Author Event
Join us in welcoming Tony DiTerlizzi, New York Times bestselling author and illustrator who has created books with Simon & Schuster for more than a decade. Mr. DiTerlizzi will be here to sign his new book, sure to be a classic of the future.

Barnes & Noble
Edgewood Retail District, 1217 Caroline Street at Moreland Av, Atlanta, GA 30307
404-522-0212

TX – The Battle for WondLa Signing

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TONY DITERLIZZI, bestselling author & illustrator of The Spiderwick Chronicles, speaks and signs at BookPeople on Thursday, May 8 at 7:00 PM to celebrate the release of The Battle for WondLa: Search for WondLa #3

Press Release:

Eva Nine is at her bravest in the final book in the bestselling trilogy from the fantastical mind of Tony DiTerlizzi. All hope for a peaceful coexistence between humankind and aliens seems lost. Eva has gone into hiding for fear of luring the wicked Loroc to her companions. However, news of the city Solas being captured by the human leader, Cadmus Pryde, forces Eva into action once again. With help from an unlikely ally, Eva tries to thwart Loroc’s ultimate plan for both mankind and the alien life on Orbona. Complete with lavish two-color illustrations and spot art throughout, and starring a host of unforgettable characters that reinforce the importance of friendship, The Battle for WondLa has all the hallmarks of a classic book–of the future.

TONY DITERLIZZI is a bestselling author and illustrator who has been creating books with Simon & Schuster for more than a decade. From his fanciful picture books like Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure, Adventure of Meno (with his wife, Angela), and The Spider & The Fly (a Caldecott Honor book), to chapter books like Kenny and The Dragon and The Search for WondLa.” Tony always imbues his stories with a rich imagination. His middle grade series, The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Holly Black), has sold millions of copies, been adapted into a feature film, and has been translated in more than thirty countries.

In order to have anything signed at a BookPeople event, a copy of the event book must be purchased from BookPeople. If you purchase your book from BookPeople in advance of the event, please save your receipt and present it at the event.

Thank you for supporting Tony DiTerlizzi & your local independent bookstore!

Book People
603 N. Lamar, Austin TX 78703
(512) 472-5050

CA – The Battle for WondLa Signing

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Caldecott winner and New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi appears at the Mission Viejo Library Friends Room on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM to present his final book in the WondLa trilogy, The Battle for WondLa, written for middle-graders. The presentation includes drawing and discussing how the WondLa books came to be. Attendees will receive the third limited edition WondLa sketchbook for free. There will also be a Q&A plus book sales and signing.

Call the Youth Reference Desk at 949/830-7100, ext. 5107 to reserve your free seat

Mission Viejo Library
100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(949) 830-7100

UK – WondLaful Tour 2011

Tony DiTerlizzi posts his UK tour schedule on his blog:

Thanks to all my awesome fans overseas, I will be traveling to the United Kingdom this September for another WondLAful tour!  This time I’ll be promoting The Search for WondLa and The Spiderwick Chronicles.  We have planned a couple of surprise guests at some of the venues (including Chris Riddell!), so tune in for more updates. In the meantime, here are the tour dates and locations we have booked so far:

 
Saturday, 17th September @ 3:30 PM
The Golden Treasury
29 Replingham Road, Southfields, London, UK SW18 5LT
0208 333 0167
 
Sunday,  18th September @ Noon
Waterstone’s
West Village, Greenhithe
GB – Bluewater UK, DA9 9SE
0843 290 8159 
 
Wednesday, 21st September @ 4:30PM
Scottish Book Trust
Sandeman House, Trunk’s Close
55 High Street, Edinburgh, UK EH1 1SR
0131 524 0169
  
Thursday, 22nd September @ 6:30 PM
*SURPRISE GUEST: Signing with Chris Riddell!
The Gallery at Foyles
113-119 Charing Cross Road, London, UK WC2H 0EB
020 7440 3222 
 
Saturday, 24th September @ 11:00 AM
The Book Nook
1 St Johns Place, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2FJ UK
01273 911988 
 
Saturday, 24th September @ 4:30 PM
Bags Of Books
1 South Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2BT UK
01273 479320 
 
Sunday, 25th September @ 4:00 PM
The Bath Festival of Children’s Lit
Guildhall
High Street, Bath, Avon, BA1 5AW UK
01225 477793  

If you are bringing books from home, make sure you check in with the store first (most stores allow this). If you are bringing Magic cards, please limit the amount to a handful of your favorite ones.

Bring your camera! I’d be happy to take a pic with you and your little readers!

Keep your eyes peeled for more dates…and another surprise guest!

MA – Talking About Words and Pictures

Author and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi speaks on Sunday December 12, 2010 at 11:30 am. 

 Tony says on his blog, “Of course, I will be happy to sign any books that you bring, borrow or buy. This is it! My last event of the year, so come on out! I’ll even bring a handful of those limited edition WondLa sketchbooks to give away.”

Free with Museum Admission

Join The Carle’s bookseller, blogger, and book-lover, Andy Laties as he engages picture book artists and authors in conversation about their beginnings and their books. 

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002

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