Battle of the Books team members and coaches are invited to hear Matthew Baker speak on Wednesday, May 6th. The presentation will begin at 10:30 am at the Nichols Public Library, 200 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL. If you would like to purchase a copy of If You Find This, you may pre-order online at. Books can be picked up ahead of time or can be picked up at the library at the presentation. Please indicate in your online order how you wish to pick up your book. There will also be some stock available for purchase at the event on a first-come, first-served basis.
Location: Street: Nichols Public Library Additional: 200 W Jefferson Avenue City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Children’s Treasure Hunt Event & Booksigning with Author Matthew Baker - If You Find This! (28th Street)
Spring Break Children’s Treasure Hunt Event & Booksigning with Author Matthew Baker for his debut adventure book, If You Find This! The Goonies meets Holes in this complex middle-grade (best for ages 9-12) treasure-hunt adventure from debut author, and Rockford, MI native Matthew Baker. Mixing mystery and adventure in the tradition of Louis Sachar, Avi, and E.L. Konigsburg, If You Find This is the story of unlikely friendships, unexpected bravery, and eleven-year-old Nicholas Funes's quest to prove his grandfather's treasure is real. Nicholas is a math and music genius with no friends and a huge problem: His father has lost his job, and they'll have to sell their house, which holds the only memory Nicholas has of his younger brother. Just in time, Nicholas's senile grandfather arrives, filled with tales of priceless treasure he has hidden somewhere in town--but where? With the help of misfit classmates, two grandfathers, a ghosthouse, hidden messages, séances, and an uncanny mind for numbers, Nicholas stages a nursing home breakout, tangles with high schoolers in smugglers' tunnels, and gets swept up in a duel with the biggest bullies in the neighborhood. Will it be enough to find the treasure and save his house? Matthew Baker's stories have appeared in American Short Fiction, New England Review, The Kenyon Review,and Best of the Net, and been shortlisted in Best American Short Stories. He has held creative writing fellowships through the Fulbright Commission, the MacDowell Colony, and Vanderbilt University, among others. He was born and lives in Michigan. If You Find This is his first novel.
Location: Street: 2660 28th St SE City: Grand Rapids, Province: Michigan Postal Code: 49512-1619 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)