Bestselling children’s fantasy author T.A. Barron comes to the Pleasanton Public Library on Monday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Towne Center Books, which is co-hosting this special event, arranged this visit as Barron passes through the Bay Area on a national book tour. Barron will discuss his writing, answer audience questions and introduce the world of Atlantis Rising, first in his exciting new fantasy series.
Barron grew up in Colorado ranch country, and then traveled widely as a Rhodes Scholar. Though he'd dreamed of becoming a writer he couldn't find anyone to publish his first novel. He joined a business, eventually became president, and decided to try again, moving back to Colorado to become a writer and conservationist.
Since then he has written over 25 highly acclaimed novels, children’s books, and nature books, many of which are international bestsellers. He is the winner of the 2011 de Grummond USM Medallion for “lifetime contribution to the field of children’s and young adult literature.” In addition, he has won the Nautilus Award, given to books that inspire a better world, along with many honors from the American Library Association and the International Reading Association.
When not writing or speaking, T. A. Barron serves on many boards including Princeton University, where he helped to create the Princeton Environmental Institute, and The Wilderness Society, which recently honored him with its highest award for conservation work. In the words of author Madeleine L'Engle, T.A. Barron's books are "a rare gift to be treasured for a lifetime." Robert Redford declared that "T.A. Barron's appreciation for nature shines through" his "extraordinary" work. And Book Sense labeled his books "the best of the best that is being written in children's literature."
No registration is required for this free event, which is recommended for ages 10 and older. Co-sponsor Towne Center Books will have Atlantis Rising on hand for purchase and autographing. For more information about this and other children’s library programs, visit the library website at: http://www.ci.pleasanton.ca.us/services/library/programs-events-child.html or call the Children's Desk at (925) 931-3400 ext. 15.