Tucson Festival of Books

Magic & Intrigue: Monsters, Dragons and Ogres


Adventures into magical worlds pull readers into quests involving dragons, monsters, ogres, pirates and princesses. Melissa de la Cruz creates the fairytale-inspired world of Never After, while Arnee Flores introduces a princess who struggles to find her magical ability and Melissa Marr features a world where kids band with dragons and gargoyles to save their world.


Panelists
Melissa de la Cruz

Melissa de la Cruz is the No. 1 New York Times, Publisher's Weekly and Indie Bound best-selling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for readers of all ages, and edited the inspiring anthology of true stories, "Because I Was a Girl....

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Arnée Flores

Arnée Flores is the author of the critically acclaimed middle grade fantasy "The Firebird Song" and its forthcoming sequel, "The Spirit Queen." She has presented on panels with ALA, Booklist, SLJ and Disney....

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Melissa Marr

Melissa writes fiction for adults, teens and children. Her books have been translated into 28 languages to date and been bestsellers in the U.S. (The New Yok Times, LA Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal) as well as various countries overseas....

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Books:
Never After: The Broken Mirror
Melissa de la Cruz
Children / Teens
Roaring Brook Press
December 2022
ISBN 9781250827258
336 pages

The Spirit Queen
Arnée Flores
Children / Teens
Bloomsbury USA
October 2022
ISBN 9781547605156
304 pages

The Hidden Dragon
Melissa Marr
Children / Teens
Nancy Paulsen Books
January 2023
ISBN 9780525518556
176 pages

The Hidden Knife
Melissa Marr
Children / Teens
Penguin
January 2021
ISBN 0525518525
272 pages
$17.99
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