Tween Event | Lisa McMann: The Unwanteds

7pm | Tween Event | Lisa McMann: The Unwanteds
Lisa McMann
Lisa McMann
Credit: Vania Stoyanova, VCLPhoto
Lisa McMann, the New York Times bestselling author of the Wake series, visits to share her first book for middle readers, The Unwanteds.

"The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter."Kirkus Reviews

Every year in Quill, thirteen-year-olds are sorted into categories—the strong, intelligent 'Wanteds' go to university, and the artistic 'Unwanteds' are sent to their deaths. When Alex is announced as an Unwanted, he leaves behind his twin, Aaron, a Wanted. But upon arrival at the destination where he expects to die, Alex discovers a stunning secret—behind the mirage of the 'death farm' there is instead a place called Artime. There, each child is taught to cultivate their creative abilities and use them magically, weaving spells through paintbrushes and musical instruments. Soon, as Alex and Aaron's bond stretches across their separation, a threat arises for the survival of Artime that will pit brother against brother in an ultimate, magical battle.

James A. Owen, bestselling author and illustrator of Here, There Be Dragons, raves, "reading McMann's The Unwanteds was like discovering a brilliant, lost children's classic—except it's never going to be lost, because readers will never, ever forget the magic they'll experience in its pages."

Limited to the first 100 orders

Buy The Unwanteds at the event or pre-order from Changing Hands through August 25 and you'll receive:
  1. Hardcover copy of The Unwanteds personalized for you by Lisa McMann
  2. Original illustration, "The Eliminators," by McMann's son Kilian, hand-signed, dated, and numbered by the author on 4" x 6" matte card stock
  3. Oval Unwanted sticker
  4. Sillybandz "invisible" paintbrush
Prizes are limited to the first 100 readers, so pre-order online now or call 480-730-0205.

Can't make it?
For $22 (includes taxes and shipping) we'll ship your prize pack anywhere in the country. Please note: You may see a temporary hold charge in excess of $22. Be assured your account will only be charged the sale price of $22. Extra for international shipping. Please call for details: 480-730-0205.

PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to include the name of the person you'd like Lisa to personalize the book for in the "Order Comments" field at the bottom of the checkout page. 
Attention CLUB READ cardholders: Receive extra points for attending Lisa's event. Don't know about Club Read? Ask a bookseller how or find out more about it here.
The Unwanteds Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442407688
Availability: Not Available In-Store - Usually Ships from Warehouse in 1-5 Days
Published: Aladdin - August 30th, 2011

"Imagination runs wild in this creative adventure."—#1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Mull "The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter in this middle-grade departure from McMann’s string of paranormal mysteries with romance for young adults... Blending elements from two popular genres, this is sure to be a double hit."—Kirkus Reviews