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Susan Cooper at the Wellesley Free Library

October 9, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper, author of the award winning The Dark is Rising sequence, is coming to the Wellesley Free Library. With her signature sense of history and enchantment, Ms. Cooper ignites the imagination of young readers with her latest historical fiction novel, Ghost Hawk. Her new book is a tale of survival, transformation, and the unlikely friendship between a Native American boy and a colonial New England settler. Don’t miss this chance to hear about her writing process, ask questions, and get a book signed by this beloved author.

Praise for Ghost Hawk:
“Ghost Hawk is the work of a writer with great imaginative power and long-practiced narrative skill. I was swept up in the story, shocked, moved, and enthralled – and completely convinced by the historical background. I haven’t read anything better for a long time.” —Philip Pullman, author of The Golden Compass

“Susan Cooper has asked the ghosts of our shared history to sing. And when she asks, they always do.” —William Alexander, author of the National Book Award winner Goblin Secrets

“Ghost Hawk is a treasure…. Beautifully written, vivid with its manifest love for the land, it is a story of suffering and survival, both tragic and heroic.” —Karen Cushman, author of the Newbery Medal winner The Midwife’s Apprentice

In the winter of his eleventh year, Little Hawk goes deep into the forest, where he must endure a three month test of solitude and survival, which will turn him into a man. But outside the woods, the world is changing. English settlers are landing on the shores of the New World, and tensions between native tribes and the invaders are rising. Little Hawk’s fate becomes irreversibly entwined with that of John, a young English boy who dares to question intolerance. He is witness to a secret murder—will he now be witness to bloodshed between nations?

Susan Cooper is the author of the classic five-book sequence The Dark is Rising, which won a Newbery Medal, a Newbery Honor Award, and two Carnegie Honor Awards. Born in England, she was a reporter and feature writer for the London Sunday Times before coming to live in the United States. Her writing includes books for children and adults, a Broadway play, films, and Emmy-nominated screenplays. Her most recent books for children are King of Shadows and Victory, and for adults a portrait of Revels founder Jack Langstaff called The Magic Maker. Her new children’s novel Ghost Hawk was published in August 2013. Susan lives and writes in Marshfield, Massachusetts.

To enter the signing line, you must have purchased a copy of Ghost Hawk from Wellesley Books either at the store or at the event. Ghost Hawk is currently available through Wellesley Books’ website and at the store — call (781.431.1160) or stop in today!

Can’t make it to the event? To request a personalized copy, call the store (781-431-1160) or place your order through our website and include personalization information in the comments field.



October 9, 2013
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Wellesley Books


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