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Apr 24 / Michael

Layers of Wonder: Reading at Books of Wonder on Saturday

I will be reading/talking/signing and otherwise holding it down on a folding chair like nobody’s business this Saturday, April 28. The location is NYC’s Books of Wonder, one of the best children’s bookstores on the planet earth, and the occasion is their “Great Middle Grade Reads” event. There will be five authors, only one of which will be me (no disguises this time—that wig is itchy!). The others:

The ever-awesome MARYROSE WOOD, author of The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book III The Unseen Guest

The delightful MARIE RUTKOSKI, author of The Jewel of the Kalderash

SARVENAZ TASH, who has a cool name and penned The Mapmaker and the Ghost

R.J. POLACIO, whose Wonder is the book of the middle grade moment and has been recommended to me by like 84 people. So why haven’t I read it yet? Because I am going to get a signed copy at the event, of course!

The title is also highly (wonderfully!) appropriate for the store: entire layers of wonder! Here’s what Oasis has to say about it:

Saturday is gonna be the day that Michael’s gonna read for you
By now you shoulda found out the event goes from 12 till 2
I don’t believe I have to mention that there will be: cupcakes, wow!

Back beat, it’s on 18th Street and the 1 train goes right there
I’m sure you’ve heard it all before but it’s a short walk from Union Square
I don’t believe I have to mention that there will be: cupcakes there

And all the roads you’d have to walk are straight-ish
And all the books on the bill are great-ish
. . . it all kind of breaks down after that (“And after all, you can get Wonder signed”?), which I attribute to Liam probably being drunk again. But you get the idea, right? Saturday at Books of Wonder! Go! Go like the wind!

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