Award-winning author Susan Cooper will kick off the first annual Puyallup Festival of Books with a talk and book signing! The night will also feature a performance by the Puget Sound Revels. Her new novel, Ghost Hawk, is a story of adventure and friendship between a young Native American and a colonial New England settler. The intertwining stories of Little Hawk and John Wakely offer an eye-opening look at the history of the nation. The event is free, but purchase of a copy of Ghost Hawk is required to get books signed.
Susan Cooper is the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement. Her classic five-book fantasy sequence The Dark Is Rising won the Newbery Medal and a Newbery Honor and has sold millions of copies worldwide. She is also the author of Victory, a Booklist Top Ten Historical Fiction for Youth book and a Washington Post Top Ten for Children novel; King of Shadows, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor book; The Boggart; Seaward; and many other acclaimed novels for young readers and listeners. She lives in Massachusetts.