Story Time with Kelly Barnhill: THE 13 CLOCKS by James Thurber

Tuesday, May 5 - Thursday, May 14: Daily at 2-ishPM

Join Kelly Barnhill, the Newbery-winning author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon, for a daily story time during Children's Book Week! Beginning on Tuesday, May 5th at 2PM, Kelly will read one chapter each day from one of her favorite books, The 13 Clocks by James Thurber.

We have copies of The 13 Clocks in stock! Order your copy now and choose "Curbside Pickup" so you can read along with Kelly. We also have SIGNED copies of many of Kelly's books in stock now (see below)!

The videos will be available on Instagram, Facebook, and here on our website. After the last video is posted on May 14, the complete set of videos will be available for viewing here on our website until Friday, May 15 at 5PM.

EPILOGUE:

CHAPTER EIGHT:

CHAPTER SEVEN:

CHAPTER SIX:

CHAPTER FIVE:

CHAPTER FOUR:

CHAPTER THREE:

 

CHAPTER TWO:

 

CHAPTER ONE:

 


 

Date: 
Tuesday, 5 May 2020 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, 6 May 2020 - 2:00pm
Thursday, 7 May 2020 - 2:00pm
Friday, 8 May 2020 - 2:00pm
Saturday, 9 May 2020 - 2:00pm
Sunday, 10 May 2020 - 2:00pm
Monday, 11 May 2020 - 2:00pm
Tuesday, 12 May 2020 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, 13 May 2020 - 2:00pm
Thursday, 14 May 2020 - 2:00pm
Books: 
The 13 Clocks: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By James Thurber, Neil Gaiman (Introduction by), Marc Simont (Illustrator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143110149
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Penguin Classics - August 2nd, 2016

A giant of American humor makes his Penguin Classics debut with “probably the best book in the world” (Neil Gaiman, from the Introduction), in a stunning Deluxe Edition featuring the original, full-color illustrations
 
The hands of all thirteen clocks stand still in the gloomy castle on a lonely hill where a wicked Duke lives with his niece, the beautiful Princess Saralinda. The Duke fancies he has frozen time, for he is afraid that one day a Prince may come and win away the hand of the Princess—the only warm hand in the castle. To thwart that fate, he sets impossible tasks for Saralinda’s suitors. But when the bold Prince Zorn of Zorna arrives, disguised as a wandering minstrel, and helped by the enigmatic Golux, the cold Duke may at last have met his match.

Since it was first published in 1950, James Thurber’s sublimely whimsical fairy tale of love forestalled but ultimately fulfilled has delighted readers of all ages. It is published here with Marc Simont’s enchanting, full-color illustrations from the first edition.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.


The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781616207465
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - April 30th, 2019

*Signed copies available!*

Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal
The New York Times Bestseller

An Entertainment Weekly Best Middle Grade Book of 2016
A New York Public Library Best Book of 2016
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2016
An Amazon Top 20 Best Book of 2016
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2016
Named to KirkusReviews’ Best Books of 2016
2017 Booklist Youth Editors’ Choice


Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the Forest, Xan, is kind. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon. Xan rescues the children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey.

One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. As Luna’s thirteenth birthday approaches, her magic begins to emerge—with dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Deadly birds with uncertain intentions flock nearby. A volcano, quiet for centuries, rumbles just beneath the earth’s surface. And the woman with the Tiger’s heart is on the prowl . . .


The Witch's Boy Cover Image
$8.95
ISBN: 9781616205485
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 15th, 2015

*Signed copies available!*

“This spellbinding fantasy begs for a cozy chair and several hours of uninterrupted reading time.” —The Washington Post

When Ned and his identical twin brother tumble from their raft into a raging river, only Ned survives. Villagers are convinced the wrong boy lived. Across the forest that borders Ned’s village, Áine, the daughter of the Bandit King, is haunted by her mother’s last words: “The wrong boy will save your life, and you will save his.” When the Bandit King comes to steal the magic Ned’s mother, a witch, is meant to protect, Áine and Ned meet. Can they trust each other long enough to cross a dangerous enchanted forest and stop the war about to boil over between their two kingdoms?

“Barnhill is a fantasist on the order of Neil Gaiman.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune

“[The Witch’s Boy] should open young readers’ eyes to something that is all around them in the very world we live in: the magic of words.” —The New York Times


Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616209247
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Algonquin Books - March 12th, 2019

An exquisite collection of haunting, magical stories from Newbery Medalist Kelly Barnhill

When Mrs. Sorensen’s husband dies, she rekindles a long-dormant love with an unsuitable mate in “Mrs. Sorensen and the Sasquatch.” In “Open the Door and the Light Pours Through,” a young man wrestles with grief and his sexuality in an exchange of letters with his faraway beloved. “Dreadful Young Ladies” demonstrates the strength and power—known and unknown—of the imagination. In “Notes on the Untimely Death of Ronia Drake,” a witch is haunted by the deadly repercussions of a spell. “The Insect and the Astronomer” upends expectations about good and bad, knowledge and ignorance, love and longing. The World Fantasy Award–winning novella “The Unlicensed Magician” introduces the secret magical life of an invisible girl once left for dead—with thematic echoes of Barnhill’s Newbery Medal–winning novel, The Girl Who Drank the Moon.

With bold, reality-bending invention underscored by richly illuminated universal themes of love, death, jealousy, and hope, the stories in Dreadful Young Ladies show why its author has been hailed as “a fantasist on the order of Neil Gaiman” (Minneapolis Star Tribune). This collection cements Barnhill’s place as one of the wittiest, most vital and compelling voices in contemporary literature.


Iron Hearted Violet Cover Image
By Kelly Barnhill, Iacopo Bruno (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316056755
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 18th, 2014

*Signed copies available!*

Princess Violet is plain, reckless, and quite possibly too clever for her own good. Particularly when it comes to telling stories. One day she and her best friend, Demetrius, stumble upon a hidden room and find a peculiar book. A forbidden book. It tells a story of an evil being, called the Nybbas, imprisoned in their world. The story cannot be true--not really. But then the whispers start. Violet and Demetrius, along with an ancient, scarred dragon-the last dragon in existence, in fact-may hold the key to the Nybbas's triumph or its demise. It all depends on how they tell the story. After all, stories make their own rules.

Iron Hearted Violet is a story about the power of stories, our belief in them, and how one enchanted tale changed the course of an entire kingdom.
 

A 2012 Andre Norton Award Finalist

A Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner


The Mostly True Story of Jack Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316056724
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2012

Enter a world where magic bubbles just below the surface. . . .

When Jack is sent to Hazelwood, Iowa, to live with his strange aunt and uncle, he expects a summer of boredom. Little does he know that the people of Hazelwood have been waiting for him for quite a long time. When he arrives, he begins to make actual friends for the first time in his life-but the town bully beats him up and the richest man in town begins to plot Jack's imminent, and hopefully painful, demise. It's up to Jack to figure out why suddenly everyone cares so much about him. Back home he was practically... invisible.

The Mostly True Story of Jack is a stunning debut novel about things broken, things put back together, and finding a place to belong.

"There's a dry wit and playfulness to Barnhill's writing that recalls Lemony Snicket and Blue Balliett...a delightfully unusual gem." --Los Angeles Times


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