"Tales of Fontania" Book Event with Barbara Else

Sergio Ruzzier

Barbara Else is the winner of the New Zealand Post Children's Book Award for The Traveling Restaurant and received the Honor for The Queen and the Nobody Boy.

Journey through the wonderful world of Fontania with author Barbara Else.

Hailing from New Zealand, Barbara visits Bank Street Bookstore for a special reading and signing of titles from her Tales of Fontania series,
The Travelling Restaurant and The Queen and The Nobody Boy.

In The Travelling Restaurant, twelve-year-old Jasper Ludlow's parents flee the city, leaving him behind. He finds refuge on The Traveling Restaurant, a sailing ship captained by old Dr. Rocket and crewed by feisty Polly. Where is Jasper's baby sister? He journeys across seas and rivers, faces whirlpools, storms, and hungry pirates to find her. Who should he trust? His unreliable uncle, the mysterious journalist in black, or the gutsy, flute-playing orphan? Why did his parents abandon him? Who is the true monarch? And why is Lady Gall hunting him? Bear and Bee
New Blue Socks

In The Queen and The Nobody Boy, Hodie is the unpaid odd-job boy at the Grand Palace in the Kingdom of Fontania. Fed-up, he decides to leave and better himself in the South. But the young Queen, 12 year old Sibilla, is fed-up, too, because of gossip about her lack of magical ability. She decides to go with him, insisting he go north to get his mother's bag back from the Emperor of Um'Binnia.

Event date: 
Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 4:30pm
Event address: 
610 W 112th St
10025 New York
The Traveling Restaurant: Jasper's Voyage in Three Parts (Tales of Fontania) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781877579035
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Published: Gecko Press - January 1st, 2012

The Queen and the Nobody Boy: Hodie's Journey (in Five Parts All about Bad Choices) (Tales of Fontania) Cover Image
By Barbara Else, Sam Broad (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781877579493
Availability: Special Order
Published: Gecko Press - September 1st, 2013

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