|For immediate release: April 30, 2012|
|Contact: Susan Opasik, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-2863|
Award-winning Children’s Book Author and Illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi
to Discuss New Book, “A Hero for Wondla,” at Blake Library May 24
Mark your calendars, Orbonians! The sequel to The Search for Wondla is being released in May and Martin County will be honored with a special visit by author Tony DiTerlizzi!
The award-winning children’s book author and illustrator will present an illustrated talk Thursday, May 24 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the John F. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart. The event is free and open to the public.
Come listen to Tony speak about the process of writing and illustrating his new book, A Hero for Wondla, and become inspired by his boundless imagination and creativity. Joining Tony will be his wife, Angela DiTerlizzi, with her award-winning children’s book, Say What?
Books will be available for sale and signing following the presentation.
A 1987 graduate of South Fork High School, Tony DiTerlizzi graduated from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in 1992. Now a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator, Tony has been creating books with Simon and Schuster for over a decade: fanciful picture books such as Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure, Adventure of Meno (with his wife, Angela) and The Spider & The Fly (a Caldecott Honor book), as well as chapter books Kenny and The Dragon and The Search for WondLa. His middle-grade series, The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Holly Black), has sold millions of copies, been adapted into a feature film, and has been translated in over thirty countries.
Visit his super-cool Web site, http://diterlizzi.com.
To learn more about the Martin County Library System, pick up a Library Connection at any Martin County library, call (772) 221-1403, or visit the library website at http://www.library.martin.fl.us.