EMWF Kids: Hatch—an event for schools!

Tuesday October 6, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. EST (online)

Presented in partnership with Wellington County Library 

Presenter: Kenneth Oppel
For ages: 10-14 (but all book lovers welcome!)

Fans left desperate for more at the end of Bloom will dive into this second book of the trilogy–where the danger mounts and alien creatures begin to hatch. Kenneth Oppel expertly escalates the threats and ratchets up the tension in this can’t-read-it-fast-enough adventure with an alien twist. Readers will be gasping for the next book as soon as they turn the last page…

Join Kenneth Oppel in conversation with the Wellington County Library for this exciting event for students aged 10-14. Enjoy an author visit without having to leave your classroom! This event will include ASL Interpretation.

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Hatch
By Kenneth Oppel
Published by HarperCollins

First the rain brought seeds. Seeds that grew into alien plants that burrowed and strangled and fed.

Seth, Anaya, and Petra are strangely immune to the plants’ toxins and found a way to combat them. But just as they have their first success, the rain begins again. This rain brings eggs. That hatch into insects. Not small insects. Bird-sized mosquitos that carry disease. Borer worms that can eat through the foundation of a house. Boat-sized water striders that carry away their prey.

But our heroes aren’t able to help this time–they’ve been locked away in a government lab with other kids who are also immune. What is their secret? Could they be…part alien themselves? Whose side are they on?

Kenneth Oppel expertly escalates the threats and ratchets up the tension in this can’t-read-it-fast-enough adventure with an alien twist. Readers will be gasping for the next book as soon as they turn the last page…

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Kenneth Oppel is the author of numerous books for young readers. His award-winning Silverwing trilogy has sold over a million copies worldwide and was adapted into an animated TV series and stage play. Airborn won the Governor General's Literary Award and also won the Michael L. Printz Honor Book Award. He is the author of Half Brother which won both the Canadian Library Association's Book of the Year for Children Award as well as the CLA Young Adult Book Award – the first time in the awards' history the same title has won both honours, This Dark Endeavor, Such Wicked Intent, The Boundless, and The Nest which won the CLA Book of the Year for Children Award. A two-time nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award, he lives in Toronto with his wife and three children. Visit him online at www.kennethoppel.ca.

Want a copy of the book?
The Bookshelf (Guelph) is our bookselling partner for this event. If you would like to purchase a copy of the book from this event, you can order online at bookshelf.ca or phone 519-821-3311 x1. Free shipping or curbside delivery in Guelph. $10.00 shipping cost outside of Guelph.

Thank you to our supporters:
The Pollock Family Fund (Lead Funder, Children's Programming)
The Angel Gabriel Foundation, The Canada Council for the Arts, The Department of Canadian Heritage, Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation, League of Canadian Poets, The Ontario Arts Council, Open Book and Wellington County.