William Alexander: A Properly Unhaunted Place

Event date: 
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 4:00pm

Join National Book Award–winning author William Alexander to delve into a wryly humorous story about two kids who try to save their town by bringing back its ghosts.

ABOUT THE BOOK:  Rosa Ramona Díaz has just moved to the small, un-haunted town of Ingot—the only ghost-free town in the world. She doesn’t want to be there. She doesn’t understand how her mother—a librarian who specializes in ghost-appeasement—could possibly want to live in a place with no ghosts. Frankly, she doesn’t understand why anyone would.
Jasper Chevalier has always lived in Ingot. His father plays a knight at the local Renaissance Festival, and his mother plays the queen. Jasper has never seen a ghost, and can’t imagine his un-haunted town any other way. Then an apparition thunders into the festival grounds and turns the quiet town upside down.
Something otherworldly is about to be unleashed, and Rosa will need all her ghost appeasement tools—and a little help from Jasper—to rein in the angry spirits and restore peace to Ingot before it’s too late.

"A fun and fast-paced supernatural mystery with secret depths for those who dare explore them."
--Kirkus Review

“Perfect for kids who like their creepy moments mixed with wildly imaginative elements.”
Booklist

“Alexander neatly inverts the typical ghost story, creating a supernatural landscape in which hauntings are part of the fabric of life and go hand in hand with respecting and honoring the departed.”
Publisher’s Weekly

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  William Alexander won the National Book Award for his debut novel, Goblin Secrets, and won the Earphones Award for his narration of the audiobook. His other novels include A Festival of Ghosts, A Properly Unhaunted Place, Ghoulish Song, Nomad, and Ambassador. William studied theater and folklore at Oberlin College, English at the University of Vermont, and creative writing at the Clarion workshop. He teaches in the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. Like the protagonist of Nomad and Ambassador, William is the son of a Latino immigrant to the US. Visit him online at WillAlex.net and GoblinSecrets.com, and on Twitter via @WillieAlex.

 

DATE:  Saturday, October 28th at 4pm

LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Rutland

ADMISSION:  Free and open to all.

AGES:  The featured book is ideal for ages 8-12, but all ages are welcome to this event and to enjoy this story.

Event address: 
2 Center Street
Rutland, VT 05701
A Properly Unhaunted Place Cover Image
By William Alexander, Kelly Murphy (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781481469159
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - August 22nd, 2017