DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Riley will be available October 8. He will be doing morning and afternoon visits. (Please indicate your date and time preferences on the survey.)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
James Riley lives in Virginia. He is the New York Times bestselling author of the Half Upon a Time, Story Thieves, and Revenge of Magic series.
ABOUT THE BOOK: The Last Dragon
Fort Fitzgerald is determined to uncover the truth, but a new student at school and the secrets he has to keep complicate matters. This mysterious action-adventure novel is packed with twists, and is sure to keep readers guessing until the very end!
Fort Fitzgerald can’t stop having nightmares about the day his father was taken from him in an attack on Washington, DC. In these dreams, an Old One, an evil beyond comprehension, demands the location of the last dragon. But other than some dragon skeletons dug up with the books of magic on Discovery Day, Fort has never seen a dragon before. Could there still be one left alive? And weirdly, Fort’s not the only one at the Oppenheimer School having these nightmares. His new roommate, Gabriel, seems to know more than he’s letting on about this dragonas well. And why does everyone at the school seem to do whatever Gabriel says? What’s his secret? Fort’s going to need the help of his friends Cyrus, Jia, and Rachel, if he’s going to have any chance of keeping the Old Ones from returning to Earth. Unless, the Old Ones offer something Fort could never turn down…
LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
30 - 40 minutes
James Riley's presentation includes his new series, The Revenge of Magic, as well as his past books. He gives writing tips and leaves plenty of time for Q&A from the students, which can often help guide the presentation towards what the students are most interested in.
SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Elementary school. Grades 4-6.
DESIRED NUMBER OF STUDENTS
Projector, projector screen, mic, laptop (optional--James brings his own laptop and also brings his presentation on a flash drive). A bottle of water.
The King's English will design an order form that the school should distribute in advance of the author visit, and again on the day of the event to all student attendees.
Please visit our Educator page on our website for more details.