Superstars x2

Polly Horvath, Gordon Korman

Superstars x2
Event Number: 6
Tickets: $17.00

$9.50 for student groups

Superstars x2

Polly Horvath, Gordon Korman

Tuesday, October 17
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Granville Island Stage

1585 Johnston St.

Two superstars of the middle grade realm take the stage with vastly different stories that have this in common: kids in control and with the power to effect change. Polly Horvath, recipient of a Newbery Honor and a National Book Award, transports us to a farm on Vancouver Island during WWII in her magical tale about a garden that grants wishes. But do these wishes come at a cost? Master storyteller Gordon Korman, author of more than 80 middle grade and YA novels, introduces us to Chase Ambrose who, after falling off a roof, forgets that he’s the biggest bully at Hiawassee Middle School. Kids have an innate sense of justice and Korman presses them to think deeply about the potential for redemption.

Suitable for Grades 4-7.

Event Participants:

Polly Horvath

British Columbia

Polly Horvath is an award-winning author of children’s and young adult books.Before turning to writing, she studied dance in Toronto and New York.. Horvath has won a National Book Award, a Newbery Honor and numerous other awards. Her books have been on The New York Times bestseller lists, featured as an Oprah’s pick,translated into more than 25 languages and are taught all over the world in schools. Set in WWII, The Night Garden is a magical and clever story about a garden that grants wishes.

Gordon Korman

United States

Gordon Korman is the bestselling author of more than 80 books for children and young adults. They have been translated into 32 languages and sold over 28 million copies worldwide. Korman’s writing career began when he had his first book published at the age of 14. His 39 Clues series has won many awards, including four ALA Best Books for Young Adults. This fall, Korman has a new book in his Swindle series, and a novel, Restart, about a young man who loses his memory and has to discover what sort of person he was, and who he wants to be.