Wednesday, August 9, 2017

DISPLAY: Matthew Kirby


Author Matthew Kirby will be visiting the Provo City Library on Wednesday, August 30, at 7:00 to talk about his latest books. Why not get ready for his visit by reading some of his great children’s fantasy/science fiction?

The Clockwork Three
By Matthew Kirby
Scholastic Press, 2010. Fiction. 391 p.
As mysterious circumstances bring Giuseppe, Frederick, and Hannah together, their lives soon interlock like the turning gears in a clock and they realize that each one holds a key to solving the others' mysteries. 

Icefall 
By Matthew Kirby
Scholastic, 2011. Fiction. 325 p.
Princess Solveig and her siblings are trapped in a hidden fortress tucked between towering mountains and a frozen fjord, along with her best friend and an army of restless soldiers, all awaiting news of the king's victory in battle, but as they wait for winter's end and the all-encompassing ice to break, acts of treachery make it clear that a traitor lurks in their midst.

The Lost Kingdom 
By Matthew Kirby
Scholastic, 2013. Fiction. 348 p.
On the eve of the French and Indian War, Billy Bartram and his naturalist father travel into the American wilderness in an airship--pursued by a party of French soldiers and haunted by a terrifying bear-wolf--on a quest to find the lost kingdom of the Welsh prince Madoc.

Spell Robbers 
(The Quantum League #1)
By Matthew Kirby
Scholastic Press, 2014. Fiction. 263 p.
Ben Warner is invited to join a "science camp" led by a quantum physicist Dr. Madeleine Hughes, and with his new friend Peter he discovers the secret art of Actuation--the ability to change reality by imagining it differently--but he also finds that there are people willing to kill for that secret.

The Arctic Code 
(The Dark Gravity Sequence #1)
HarperCollins, 2015. Fiction. 324 p.
The Earth is in the grip of a new Ice Age, and when twelve-year-old Eleanor's scientist mother disappears in the Arctic, Eleanor sets off on a dangerous journey to find her--and uncovers a mystery, a crime, and evidence that Earth has been visited by extraterrestrials. 

Island of the Sun 
(The Dark Gravity Sequence #2)
By Matthew Kirby HarperCollins, 2016. Fiction. 369 p.
Desperately searching for the other Concentrators that are fatally disrupting Earth's orbit, Eleanor and her companions are labeled as terrorists by G.E.T. forces that would eliminate all but a few select people.

Rogue World 
(The Dark Gravity Sequence #3)
By Matthew Kirby
HarperCollins, 2017. Fiction. 400 p.
After the shattering new discoveries they made in Egypt, Eleanor and her friends unite in the desperate hope of saving the entire planet. They are preparing for a trek to the icy Himalayas, where they believe they’ll find the Master Concentrator and get a chance to end the threat of the rogue planet—one way or the other.

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