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Speaker: Holly Black/Tony DiTerlizzi
Event Date: September 26, 2009
Running Time: 01:14

Description:
Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi deliver a challenge to parents.

“This is like the Lollapalooza of books.”

Speaker Biography:
Holly Black is a best-selling author of contemporary fantasy novels for children and teens. She was influenced by a childhood spent reading books about ghosts and fairies. Her first book, “Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale” (2002), was an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults and a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award. Her book “The Wyrm King” (2009) is the final book in the Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles series.

Tony DiTerlizzi was a successful fantasy artist before he fulfilled a childhood dream of writing and illustrating books for children. His spooky picture book “The Spider and the Fly” (2002) was a Caldecott Honor Medal winner and New York Times best seller, and The Spiderwick Chronicles series, co-created with Holly Black, is based on an idea he had in the works for 20 years. He is also the illustrator of “The Wyrm King,” the final book in the Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles series co-created with Holly Black.