Author Elizabeth Winthrop's Visit to Perrot

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Matthew Skelton, author of Endymion Spring, visited with the Young Critics' Club on April 18th, 2006 to discuss his book. Matthew Skelton was born in the UK, but spent most of his childhood in Canada. He has a Ph.D. in English Literature from Oxford University. Matthew started writing while working as a teaching assistant at the University of Mainz, and continued when he came back to Oxford to work as a research assistant. Endymion Spring is his first novel, and it was released on August 22, 2006. Warner Brothers has already bought the rights to bring the novel to the big screen.

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A little bit about the book:

Endymion Spring, by Matthew Skelton, coming in August 2006

 

Blake is visiting Oxford with his academic mother and his kid sister. While their mom immerses herself in old world volumes, Blake feels trapped in the dusty air of the college library. Until one day, Blake is running his hand along a shelf and feels something pierce his finger, drawing blood, like a bite. The book responsible is a battered old volume, with a strange clasp like a serpent's head-- with real fangs! Printed on the front are two words: Endymion Spring. The books' paper is almost luminous: blank, wordless, but with a texture that seems to shine, and fine veins running through it. The paper quivers, as if it's alive. And as Blake looks, words begin to appear on the page-- words meant only for him, words no one else can see. The book has been waiting five hundred years for the right boy, and now it must fulfill its destiny...

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