Book groups, authors to visit


News-Current Report

BEAVERCREEK – Books & Co. will host authors and events in October at The Greene, 4453 Walnut St.

Children’s author Bruce Coville will introduce Diary of a Mad Brownie, Book One in his new Enchanted Files Series 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7.

In it, we meet Angus who is a brownie, but not the kind of brownie you eat. Far from it! He’s a tiny magical creature with a short temper and a love of order and cleanliness. Imagine his surprise when a curse sends him from Scotland to the home of Alex and her family in America. Alex is not a tidy girl, so that’s a challenge for fastidious Angus, but that’s the least of his challenges. Laughter and misunderstanding abound as he adjusts to his new surroundings!

Bruce Coville is the author of 101 books for children and young adults, including My Teacher Is an Alien, a run-away hit. His work has been translated in over a dozen languages and he has won children’s choice awards in over a dozen states.

Greer Macallister will introduce the softcover edition of her debut novel, The Magician’s Lie 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9.

If you enjoyed Water for Elephants and The Night Circus, you’re going to enjoy this spellbinding novel. The Amazing Arden is the most famous female illusionist of her day, and renowned for her notorious trick of sawing a man in half on stage and having him emerge from the box unharmed. But at one performance, something goes terribly wrong and Arden has only one night to convince a small town policeman that she did not murder the man. Or did she? While you’re trying to figure that out, the author will make sure you appreciate the whimsy and wonder, techniques and trickery involved in entertaining with illusions.

Book groups

Both groups welcome visitors and new members. For more information contact Sharon Kelly Roth at 937-429-6302 or rothsk@booksandco.com.

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News-Current report compiled by Merrilee Embs.

News-Current report compiled by Merrilee Embs.