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Ross MacKenzie, winner of the Blue Peter Best Story Award, to launch his new magical mid-grade novel, Evernight. 

We have two dates available for free school visits.
First come first served!

 - Tuesday, 11 February - For Years 5, 6, 7, & 8 
 - Wednesday, 12 February - For Years 5, 6, 7, & 8

    Hosting Criteria:

    Does your school meet the hosting criteria? See below for details...

    Book Signing: Sufficient time must be allocated to allow for the Assembly and Q&A (45 mins - 1 hr) and subsequent Book Signing (minimum 30 mins.)

    Please note that book signing should not coincide with scheduled breaks. (Children and teachers all need their down time, after all!)

    Book Sales and Advance Promotion: required from participating schools (see Book Supply)

    Book Supply: Pea Green Boat Books will accompany Ross to his events and will supply all books for sale & signing.  We will also supply Letters Home, Posters and online pre-ordering to minimise school admin. 

    Who: Years 5 - 8

    Audience Requirement: 200+ students. The more the merrier, so please consider inviting neighbouring schools to join!

    When: 11 & 12 February 2020. 1 morning and 1 afternoon slot available each day. Other dates available upon request (fees apply)

    Fee and Travel Expenses: Waived! for dates listed above

    Technical Requirements:  PowerPoint facilities with clicker, hands-free microphone

    Request to host: Click HERE to register your interest!

    Ross MacKenzie PhotoRoss MacKenzie, winner of the Blue Peter Best Story Award and the Scottish Children’s Book Award, brings a new magical world...

    Thousands of years ago, the Evernight came to the Silver Kingdom and turned everything to darkness and chaos. It was only defeated thanks to the skill and bravery of the Witches. But now the Evernight is about to return, released by the evil Mrs Hester, and the only spell that might stop it is lost, deep below the great city of King's Haven.

    Then orphan Larabelle Fox stumbles across a mysterious wooden box while treasure-hunting in the city's sewers. Little does she realise she is about to be catapulted into an adventure, facing wild magic and mortal danger - and a man who casts no shadow . . .

    About the Author: Ross MacKenzie has been writing stories since he was seven years old, when he created an illustrated short story about a hungry crocodile named Crunchy Colin in a smuggled school jotter. His novel The Nowhere Emporium won the Blue Peter Best Story Award and the Scottish Children’s Book Award. He now splits his time between writing, his day job as a graphic designer and his wife, daughters and cocker spaniel, with whom he lives near Glasgow.

    Also by Ross MacKenzie:
    The Nowhere Emporium
    The Elsewhere Emporium