Start: 10:30 am
End: 11:30 am
Fiction, Fantasy & Adventure, Mac's Book Club for middle-grade girls will meet on Saturday, December 8th at 10:30 a.m. to discuss You Wish: The Adventures of Benjamin Bartholomew Piff by Jason Lethcoe. On his eleventh birthday, sad, orphaned Benjamin Bartholomew Piff accidentally adheres to all of the wishing rules—and, in wishing for the mother lode of limitless wishes, he unknowingly sets into a motion a chain of events that threatens to disrupt the balance between the magical realm of wishes and curses. Before long, Benjamin has been recruited by the Wishworks Factory director himself to fight the evil henchmen of the Curseworks Factory. In the process, Benjamin will reclaim his original wish—giving new credence to the old adage: “Be careful what you wish for . . . ” Jason Lethcoe is the author and illustrator of several books, including the Zoom's Academy series. Prior to writing and illustrating books, Mr. Lethcoe worked for seventeen years in the Hollywood animation industry as a storyboard artist for several studios, including Walt Disney Feature Animation and Sony Pictures. He does most of his writing on his 30-foot sail boat called The Moon and lives in California with his wife and his three kids. There are rumors that he is affiliated with a mysterious society of adventurers called the Brotherhood of Thaumaturgic Cartographers, but he refuses to elaborate on his involvement for fear of divulging their secrets.