Middle Grade Book Club

Start: 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 3:00pm
Location: 
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

 

Our Middle Grade Book Club (ages 8-13) will be reading LALANI OF THE DISTANT SEA by Erin Entrada Kelly this October!


How It Works:

1. Purchase a copy of LALANI OF THE DISTANT SEA from the store for your middle grader.

2. Middle grader reads the book!

3. Come to the store on Saturday, September 21 at 3 pm for a book club discussion with fellow readers, facilitated by our Children’s Programming Director, Joy.

Parents are welcome as well, but the focus will be on letting our young readers discuss their opinions of the book and its story. Light refreshments will be provided. Books are available for purchase in the store or online.


More About LALANI OF THE DISTANT SEA: 

Newbery Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly’s debut fantasy novel is a gorgeous, literary adventure about bravery, friendship, self-reliance, and the choice between accepting fate or forging your own path.

When Lalani Sarita’s mother falls ill with an incurable disease, Lalani embarks on a dangerous journey across the sea in the hope of safeguarding her own future. Inspired by Filipino folklore, this engrossing fantasy is for readers who loved Grace Lin’s Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and Disney’s Moana.

Life is difficult on the island of Sanlagita. To the west looms a vengeful mountain, one that threatens to collapse and bury the village at any moment. To the north, a dangerous fog swallows sailors who dare to venture out, looking for a more hospitable land. And what does the future hold for young girls? Chores and more chores.

When Lalani Sarita’s mother falls gravely ill, twelve-year-old Lalani faces an impossible task—she must leave Sanlagita and find the riches of the legendary Mount Isa, which towers on an island to the north. But generations of men and boys have died on the same quest—how can an ordinary girl survive the epic tests of the archipelago? And how will she manage without Veyda, her best friend?

Staff Pick Badge
Lalani of the Distant Sea Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062747273
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - September 3rd, 2019