‘CENTURY QUARTET: DRAGON OF SEAS’
BY P.D. BACCALARIO
Shanghai, September 19th — as the equinox approaches, Sheng, Elettra, Harvey and Mistral know they must come together one last time.
Armed with only a map, a top that seems to be broken, a collection of old coins and a tile with four knives painted on it, the four kids meet in Shanghai to try to make sense of clues their predecessors couldn’t decipher.
Meanwhile Sheng is haunted by a dream and by visions of a young boy who seems to understand their quest. The visions send the kids all over Shanghai, through abandoned water ducts and ancient tea houses, in search of the Pearl of the Sea Dragon, an ancient stone that they’re sure is the last piece of the puzzle.
But a germophobic supercriminal who never leaves his sterile Shanghai skyscraper will do anything to learn their secrets.
In the last book of the Century Quartet, P.D. Baccalario concludes the mystery that takes four cities and four extraordinary kids to solve.
BY ALYSSA SATIN CAPUCILLI
“Monkey Play” is an energetic companion to “Bear Hugs” and “Panda Kisses.” One by one, monkeys add to the jungle fun — swinging from palm trees, hiding in an Indian market and playing from sundown to sun-up!
This playful Step 1 Step into Reading title features a rhyming text with a bouncy rhythm and bright illustrations.
Alyssa Satin Capucilli is one of the most recognizable names in the easy-to-read field. Her super-successful Biscuit books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies in multiple formats.
BY MATTHEW CODY
Daniel Corrigan is as regular as can be, especially when compared to the Supers: kids in his new hometown with actual powers like flight and super strength.
But Daniel’s not powerless. Only he is able to stop the Shroud, a supervillain bent on stealing his newfound friends’ powers. And thanks to him, his friends got to keep those powers.
Now Daniel himself is starting to display powers, while at the same time, his friends are losing theirs.
His friend Eric thinks Daniel is just becoming a Super himself, a late-blooming one. But Daniel worries there may be something more sinister at work, since his power-stealing ability is uncomfortably like the Shroud’s.
Of course, the Shroud is gone now…or is he? And could Daniel himself be his new vessel?
This sequel to Matthew Cody’s superhero debut, “Powerless,” continues the story of one ordinary hero in one extraordinary town.
BY SALINA YOON
“Where’s Ellie?” is a guessing game in board book form. Very young readers will love searching for Ellie the elephant among familiar colorful objects — and finding something unexpected instead.
Each page offers hints of Ellie, but it isn’t until the last page that readers will find her.
And when they do, they’ll want to start all over and do it again!
NOTE: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to have your name entered into a drawing for the following titles: “Century Quartet: Dragon of Seas” and/or “Monkey Play” and/or “Super.” Deadline is 10 a.m. Jan. 28. Winner will be notified by return email. Winner is responsible for picking up the book at The Edmond Sun at 123 S. Broadway. All entrants must be 18 or older to win
‘CENTURY QUARTET: DRAGON OF SEAS’
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UCO School of Music alumni return for reunion performance
The University of Central Oklahoma Jazz Lab will present a performance by the Aidan Carroll Quartet, a quartet comprised of Central alumni and emeritus faculty, at 8 p.m. May 29.
Since graduating from Central in 2005, jazz bassist and featured artist Carroll has toured the world as a musician. With his current home base in New York, Carroll has performed at national and international music festivals such as Bonnaroo and the Amazonas Jazz Festival.
Organizers postpone Jazz and Blues Festival
The 25th annual Edmond Jazz and Blues Festival scheduled for this weekend at Stephenson Park has been postponed due to the prospect of inclement weather and the ongoing recovery efforts of last Monday’s tornadoes.
Mark Neighbors, chairman of the Edmond Jazz and Blues Festival, said a final decision was made Thursday to postpone the festival until a later date this summer.
Don’t miss out on Williams, Ariz.
You know how some days you’re really at your best and then you hit one where your efforts just don’t measure up. I had one of those. Jack and I were on a nine-day driving tour of Arizona, getting close to the end of the trip.
Best of Books observes 94th annual Children’s Book Week
Internationally renowned Choctaw storyteller and author Tim Tingle will perform and sign copies of his new children’s novel, “How I Became A Ghost,” a story about the Choctaw Trail of Tears told by a young boy, Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon at Best of Books, 1313 E. Danforth Road, Kickingbird Square.
Children will take home free Children’s Book Week posters and totes. This year’s poster artist is Brian Selznick, the 2008 Caldecott Medal winner for The Invention of Hugo Cabret. And children also will get one of the first peeks in the country at Tingle’s new book for children.
ACM@UCO signs exchange program agreement with ACM
The Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO) recently signed an exchange program agreement with the original ACM in Guildford, England. The agreement will allow Central ACM students with global opportunities to study with contemporary music experts at the ACM in Guildford.
5-14 Good Reads
NOTE: Email email@example.com to have your name entered into a drawing for the following titles: “The FitzOsbornes at War” and/or “Pretty Penny Makes Ends Meet” and/or “Spirit’s Chosen.” Deadline is 10 a.m. May 20. Winner will be notified by return email. Winner is responsible for picking up the book at The Edmond Sun at 123 S. Broadway. All entrants must be 18 or older to win.
Locals join Dallas film shoot
University of Central Oklahoma graduate Page Tudyk recently landed the lead supporting actress role in the film “I,” due to start filming this summer in Edmond and the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Mumford & Sons event needs volunteer force
The Pollard Theatre Company is sponsoring the volunteer pool for the Mumford & Sons Guthrie Stopover. Organizers are seeking 250 volunteers to work three, five-hour shifts between Thursday-Sunday the weekend of the festival Sept. 5-8.
Artist INC program to present workshop
The Artist INC program has identified the common behaviors of successful artist entrepreneurs. In their ”What Works/What Doesn’t?” workshop they’ll share those behaviors and leave artists ready to apply them to their own art practice. The workshop includes discussion of portfolio, careers, goal setting and planning, communications strategy and financial planning.
5-7 Good Reads
NOTE: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to have your name entered into a drawing for “Behind the Bookcase.” Deadline is 10 a.m. May 13. Winner will be notified by return email. Winner is responsible for picking up the book at The Edmond Sun at 123 S. Broadway. All entrants must be 18 or older to win.
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