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Middle Grade Book Club: The Storm Keeper's Island

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This month we’re previewing Catherine Doyle’s new book The Storm Keeper’s Island. Join us for a read-aloud, chat, and activities. Catherine Doyle visits the store on January 22 to talk about her book starting at 7 pm.

Solid State’s middle reader book club is for readers between 7 and 12 years old.  The group will discuss a wide range of books and participants will help to pick a new selection each month. The month’s book selection is available for 10% off in our store. Look forward to book-themed snacks as well!

Catherine Doyle’s stunning middle grade debut, an evocative tale of ancient magic and family bonds, perfect for fans of Beyond the Bright Sea

Fionn Boyle and his sister Tara have been sent to stay with their grandfather on the island of Arranmore for the summer. Fionn has never met his grandfather, but he knows he’s from a brave family of lifeboat men—a family with the sea behind their eyes. Except, Fionn is scared of the sea. He feels sick just looking at it. 

But an old magic is stirring deep inside the layers of Arranmore, and it is calling out to Fionn. A dark storm is coming, through time and over sea, the same storm that took his father twelve years ago. To protect his family, Fionn must embrace his destiny as the Storm Keeper's heir and face the fear that has haunted him for as long as he can remember.

This gorgeously written, magical tale of family, bravery, and self-discovery is perfect for fans of Orphan Island and A Snicker of Magic.

Catherine Doyle grew up beside the Atlantic Ocean in the west of Ireland. Her love of reading began with great Irish myths and legends, and fostered in her an ambition to one day write her own. The Storm Keeper’s Island is her debut middle-grade novel and was inspired by her real-life ancestral home of Arranmore Island (where her grandparents grew up), and the adventures of her many sea-faring ancestors. After living in Dublin City for two years, Catherine is now based in Galway but spends a lot of her time in the US and London. @doyle_cat

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This event is FREE and open to all. Let us know you’re coming on Facebook.

Earlier Event: January 12
Story Time and Singalong with Bearsong
Later Event: January 15
Sarah McColl: Joy Enough