Chris Columbus ~ April 27
Writer, director & producer, Chris Columbus presents his first book for children, House of Secrets, (co-written with Ned Vizzini) .
Saturday, April 27 @ 2:30
This event will be held at the San Jose Public Library
Bascom Branch: 1000 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose 95128
"A breakneck, jam-packed rollercoaster of an adventure about the secret power of books, HOUSE OF SECRETS comes complete with three resourceful sibling heroes, a seriously creepy villainess, and barrel loads of fantasy and fear." - J.K. Rowling
Chris Columbus has written, directed, and produced some of the most successful box-office hits in Hollywood history. He first made his name by writing several original scripts produced by Steven Spielberg, including the back-to-back hits Gremlins and The Goonies. As a director, Columbus has been at the helm of such iconic projects as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Home Alone, Stepmom, and Mrs. Doubtfire. As a producer, Columbus was also behind the hit films Night at the Museum and The Help.
Tickets are $20.00 & include one copy of House of Secrets and admits two people. Children 8+ are welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult. If you order by phone or on-line, your tickets will be available for pick-up at Hicklebee's, or at will call before the event.
When Brendan, Cordelia, and Eleanor Walker move with their parents into the mysterious and creepy Kristoff House, they uncover a secret family legacy intertwined with dark magic. What follows is an explosive adventure with stakes no less than life and death. Readers will meet a vengeful witch, skeleton pirates, a surprisingly tender-hearted colossus, and plot twists and turns they’ll never see coming. At the center of it all are three unforgettable characters who are each tested against their darkest impulses and have to find it within themselves to be braver than they ever thought they could be to make their family whole again.
$17.99 - Due April 23, 2013
Ages 8 & up