Tonight, Monday, March 1, brings Newbery Award-winning author Richard Peck to the King’s English, signing copies of A Season of Gifts, A Long Way from Chicago, A Year Down Yonder, Here Lies the Librarian, Fair Weather, and Teacher’s Funeral. Peck weaves hilarious stories with life lessons while never losing his sense of humor. His awards include the Scott O’Dell for River Between Us, the Newbery Award for A Year Down Yonder, and a Newbery Honor for A Long Way from Chicago, for which he was also the National Book Award finalist.
And you also don’t want to miss Polly Horvath, winner of a Newbery honor for Everything on a Waffle, who will be signing books at the King’s English at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2. In her recently published book, Northward to the Moon, the sequel to My One Hundred Adventures, Jane’s new stepfather has taken the family away from their beloved beach house in Massachusetts and moved them to Canada, where he has accepted a job teaching high school French. Unfortunately, he doesn’t speak French at all so when his new job in Canada comes to an abrupt end, the family begins an unplanned-for sojourn across North America. Polly Horvath’s other children’s books include The Canning Season, winner of the National Book Award, and Everything on a Waffle.