Meet Susan Cooper & Celebrate 50 Years of the Dark Is Rising!

Meet Susan Cooper & Celebrate 50 Years of the Dark Is Rising!

June 22nd at 2PM ET
17th Street Location

Join Us for This Magical Middle Grade Event!

2023 marked the 50th anniversary of The Dark is Rising, the spellbinding novel by Newbery Medalist SUSAN COOPER, and now we can celebrate this momentous middle grade series with an in-store event! While this is actually the second book in the series, it was while working on this installation of the Dark Is Rising Sequence that she conceived of the whole storyline for the series!

IThe Dark is Rising, the day before Will Stanton’s eleventh birthday, he notices strange omens on his family farm: a cryptic gift, a terrifying flock of birds, and a deep, cold fear that emerges from the darkness. When he wakes on his birthday, Will has the life-changing revelation that he is the last of the Old Ones, immortals who fight to keep the powers of evil, the Dark, from taking over the world. Will immediately sets off in search of six magical Signs to aid in this battle, but the Dark has dispatched its own agent in pursuit: the rider — evil cloaked in black, mounted on a midnight stallion. As evil looms ever closer, Will must complete his mission before the Dark begins its dreadful rise.

Saturday, June 22nd at 2PM ET at Our 17th St Store!

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