Authors Lisa McMann and Margaret Peterson Haddix in Conversation


Join us for a conversation with authors Lisa McMann and Margaret Peterson Haddix. 

We are celebrating the release of Lisa’s new book Clarice the Brave, an unforgettable adventure filled with perseverance, kindness, and hope. 

The only good cat is a fed cat. Clarice, a young ship mouse, knows this to be true.

She and her brother, Charles Sebastian, were taught to be careful—as all mice are—but caution is no match for the sea, which took their mother, and it is certainly no match for Special Lady, the horrid cat who ate their sister. Now the siblings hide in their pantry crate, knowing every move they make could be their last.

When a shocking mutiny forces Clarice onto a small, leaky boat with a Special Lady and a dozen hungry sailors with deadly boots, Charles Sebastian is left on the ship to fend off mutineers, a flock of irate chickens, and an inquisitive human prisoner—a mouse’s worst enemy.

Being careful may have saved them in the past, but now Clarice and Charles Sebastian will need to grow bold if they are to survive . . . and keep their promise to find one another again.


Lisa is the New York Times’ best-selling author of over two dozen books for young adults and children. Some of her most well-known books are The Unwanteds series for middle grade readers and the Wake trilogy for young adults. Learn more at


Margaret is the New York Times’ best-selling author of more than forty books for young readers. She has received American Library Association recognition for Best Book for Young Adults. Her latest acclaimed books include The Greystone Secrets series and The Remarkables. Learn more at

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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ISBN: 9780593323373
Availability: Coming From our Warehouse. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 12th, 2021

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Authors Lisa McMann and Margaret Peterson Haddix in Conversation