Friday, April 24, 2015, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Spokane Valley Library Meeting Room (basement)
12004 E Main Ave, Spokane Valley, WA
A high seas adventure awaits you at this unique 3 part activity! First, author and illustrator Christina Lewis, decked out in her best pirate gear, will give a dramatic reading of the first chapter of her book The Cheese Pirates: Cheddar Island. Next Christina will explain how her childhood life as a homeschool kid lead her to become a professional author, editor, ghostwriter, and story consultant. Bring your aspiring writers and illustrators to hear of Christina's exciting journey. When she isn't writing or correcting the world's grammar errors, she designs award-winning jewelry, books concerts for One Street Over, and trains horses and cats. In an effort to wring the remaining spare time out of her schedule, she also creates Lightning Art. You'll end this PiRat experience with a cheese and root beer party!
PiRats have invaded Tillamook Bay. Only one mouse can stop them: Captain Pepper Jack.
To save a seamouse from certain death, Pepper Jack would leap down a sea monster’s throat. But endangering an entire crew and disobeying his captain’s orders gets him thrown out of the West Tillamook Trading Company. His career is over – until the WTTC desperately needs a hero.
Merchant galleons with rich cargoes of cheese and root beer never return from the dreaded Ghost Lagoon. Seamice desert the docks in droves. Leading a brave crew against the PiRats’ black fleet, Pepper Jack has one chance to defeat Tillamook Bay’s greatest adversary – and one last chance at redemption.
The Cheese Pirates forum
The Cheese Pirates on Amazon
Galleon Books Facebook
Cheese Pirates Facebook
Cheese Pirates Twitter
Interview with Christina by Chris Rice Cooper
Ages: The book is designed for ages 8-14 but all ages are welcome as long as they are not disruptive during the presentation.
The presentation is free.
Please bring $2 per person ($5 max per family) to cover the cost of the root beer, crackers, plates, etc. Cash and exact change are preferred.
You may want to bring money to purchase a book from Christina. (On Amazon the book sells for $8.99 in paperback and $3.99 for Kindle.)
Event limit: 75 people
What to bring: cheese cubes or slices to share. When you register please list a cheese or two you may bring. Exploring Families will provide the root beer, crackers, cups, plates, napkins, etc.
Suggested Cheeses to bring (from The Cheese Pirates):
Taken already: cheddar, brie, swiss, gouda
Blue (or Bleu) Cheese (2-3 varieties)
Mild Cheddar (Tillamook)
Sharp Cheddar (Tillamook)
White Cheddar (Tillamook)
Marbled Cheddar (Tillamook)
Pepper Jack (Tillamook)
Stilton with Blueberries
Stilton with Other Fruit