Virtual Event: Natalie C. Parker with Justina Ireland and Alex London — 'The Devouring Wolf'

A queer tale about kid werewolves, big bad mistakes, and terrifying creatures in Natalie C. Parker's exciting middle grade debut.


Third Place Books welcomes children's book author Natalie. C Parker for a virtual celebration of her new middle grade novel, The Devouring Wolf. She will be joined in conversation by fellow authors Justina Ireland (Ophie’s Ghosts) and Alex London (Battle Dragons).

This event will be broadcast live on Zoom. Registering will provide you with a unique access link in an email. During the event, you can ask questions using the Q&A feature, or chat with fellow attendees. A recording of the event will be made available and emailed to all who register.

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About The Devouring Wolf . . .

Little wolf, little wolf, here I come.

It's the eve of the first full moon of summer and twelve-year-old Riley Callahan is ready to turn into a wolf. Nothing can ruin her mood: not her little brother Milo’s teasing, not Mama N’s smothering, and not even Mama C’s absence from their pack’s ceremony. But then the unthink-able happens—something that violates every rule of wolf magic—Riley and four other kids don’t shift.

Riley is left with questions that even the pack leaders don’t have answers to. And to make matters far worse, it appears something was awoken in the woods that same night. 

The Devouring Wolf.

The elders tell the tale of the Devouring Wolf to scare young pups into obedience. It’s a terrifying campfire story for fledging wolves, an old legend of a giant creature who consumes the magic inside young werewolves. But to Riley, the Devouring Wolf is more than lore: it’s real and it’s after her and her friends.

 

Praise for The Devouring Wolf  . . .

“Every reader will be desperate to find their pack after sinking their teeth into Natalie C. Parker’s The Devouring Wolf. Brimming with unique magic and an abundance of heart, this enchanting tale is not to be missed. A classic in the making.” 
Dhonielle Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of The Marvellers

"From first page to last, The Devouring Wolf shines with friendship and found family, humor and heart, laughter and love. I've been waiting all my life for an adventure like this!" 
—Adib Khorram, Award-winning author of Darius the Great Is Not Okay

"An easily devoured, chilling, and suspenseful adventure." 
Kirkus Reviews


Natalie C. Parker is the author and editor of several books for young adults, among them the acclaimed Seafire trilogy. Her work has been included on the NPR Best Books list, the Indie Next List, the TAYSHAS Reading List, and Junior Library Guild selections. Natalie grew up in a Navy family, finding home in coastal cities from Virginia to Japan. Now she lives with her wife on the Kansas prairie. Find her at nataliecparker.com.

Justina Ireland is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books, including Dread Nation, Deathless Divide, Rust in the Root and the award-winning middle-grade, Ophie’s Ghosts. She is the author of numerous Star Wars books and one of the story architects of Star Wars: The High Republic. You can find her work wherever great books are sold and you can find her on Twitter as @justinaireland or at her website justinaireland.com.

Alex London is the author of over 25 books for children, teens, and adults, with over 2 million copies sold. He’s the author of the middle grade Dog Tags, Tides of War, Wild Ones, and Accidental Adventures series, as well as two titles in the 39 Clues. His latest middle grade series, Battle Dragons, a cyberpunk romp pitched as The Fast and the Furious meets How to Train Your Dragon, is out from Scholastic. For young adults, he’s the author of the cyberpunk duology Proxy, an ALA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Readers, Best Fiction For Young Adults, and Rainbow List selection and the epic fantasy trilogy, Black Wings Beating, an NBC Today Show Pick, a Kirkus Best Young Adult Fantasy selection, a Seventeen Magazine best of 2018 pick, and a We Need Diverse Books 2018 Must Read, and a 2020 Rainbow List selection. He’s been a journalist and human rights researcher reporting from conflict zones and refugee camps, a young adult librarian with New York Public Library, an assistant to a film agent, and a snorkel salesman. He lives with his husband, daughter, and hound dog in Philadelphia, PA.


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