Summer Book Party (Kids) at Congress Square Park

Save the Date! Tuesday, July 12th, at 4:00pm.

Join Longfellow Books and Congress Square Park for a Summer Book Party with with New York Times bestselling author Lisa McMann to celebrate her new middle grade series, The Forgotten Five.

About the books:

X-Men meets Ocean’s Eleven in the new middle-grade series from the New York Times bestselling author, Lisa McMann ( author of The Unwanteds).

Fifteen years ago, eight supernatural criminals fled Estero City to make a new life in an isolated tropical hideout. Over time, seven of them disappeared without a trace, presumed captured or killed. And now, the remaining one has died.

Left behind to fend for themselves are the criminals’ five children, each with superpowers of their own: Birdie can communicate with animals. Brix has athletic abilities and can heal quickly. Tenner can swim like a fish and can see in the dark and hear from a distance. Seven’s skin camouflages to match whatever is around him. Cabot hasn’t shown signs of any unusual power—yet.

Then one day Birdie finds a map among her father’s things that leads to a secret stash. There is also a note:

Go to Estero, find your mother, and give her the map.

The five have lived their entire lives in isolation. What would it mean to follow the map to a strange world full of things they’ve only heard about, like cell phones, cars, and electricity? A world where, thanks to their parents, being supernatural is a crime?

Watch the book trailer here!

About the author:
 

Lisa McMann splits her time between Tempe, AZ, Sacramento, CA, and Vancouver, BC. She is married to fellow children's author, Matt McMann (Monsterious series, coming 2023), and they have two adult children. Her son is artist Kilian McMann and her daughter is actor Kennedy McMann.

Lisa was born in Holland, Michigan, and she lived there until 2004, when she moved to Arizona with her family. Her first book, Wake, came out in 2008.

In her spare time, Lisa likes to take walks along Tempe Town Lake and on the Arizona State University campus, shop at local stores, and cook. She also enjoys watching TV and movies, and loves to read fantasy, realistic fiction, memoirs, and books about cooking.

Lisa is the author of over two dozen books for young adults and children. Some of her most well-known books are The Unwanteds series for middle grade readers and the Wake trilogy for young adults. She hopes to keep writing books for a long time.

 

Event date: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event address: 
Map of Flames (The Forgotten Five, Book 1) By Lisa McMann Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593325407
Availability: On Our Shelves Now: Please call ahead to be sure inventory is not being held for other customers.
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - February 22nd, 2022

The Invisible Spy (The Forgotten Five, Book 2) By Lisa McMann Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593325438
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - November 8th, 2022

Clarice the Brave By Lisa McMann Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593323373
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 12th, 2021

The Unwanteds By Lisa McMann Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781442407695
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Published: Aladdin - July 10th, 2012

Island of Silence (The Unwanteds #2) By Lisa McMann Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781442407725
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Published: Aladdin - July 9th, 2013

Dragon Captives (The Unwanteds Quests #1) By Lisa McMann Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781481456821
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Published: Aladdin - February 6th, 2018

Dragon Bones (The Unwanteds Quests #2) By Lisa McMann Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781481456852
Availability: Not in stock, usually ships to store in 1-5 Days
Published: Aladdin - February 5th, 2019

Going Wild By Lisa McMann Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062337153
Availability: Not in stock, usually ships to store in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - May 2nd, 2017