SOURCE: Author Tony DiTerlizzi

April 26, 2012 16:06 ET

MEDIA ALERT: Tony DiTerlizzi's A HERO FOR WONDLA Book Tour Commences May 8th

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Tony DiTerlizzi's A HERO FOR WONDLA Book Tour

May 8-18, 2012

Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Phoenix, Houston

New York Times bestselling author Tony DiTerlizzi ( will be on a national book tour from May 8-18 promoting A HERO FOR WONDLA, the second book in the WondLa trilogy. (Simon & Schuster; pub date May 8 for Ages 10 and up). Tony has been creating books for young readers for a decade. His middle grade series, The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Holly Black) is one of the most successful book series of all time. Spiderwick has sold millions of copies, been adapted into a feature film by Paramount Pictures (grossing $162 million worldwide) and has been translated into over 30 languages. Other works include fanciful picture books like Jimmy Zangwow's Out of this World Moon Pie Adventure, and The Spider and the Fly (a Caldecott Honor book) as well as chapter books like Kenny and the Dragon and The Search for WondLa. Tony's mantra "Never Abandon Imagination" has proven an attractive message in his numerous media appearances on such outlets as TODAY (an "Al Roker's Book Club for Kids" pick).

What people are saying:

"...blew me away with its exquisite world-building and the mind-bending biodiversity of its fabulous creatures. But it was 12-year-old Eva's poignant journey to discover if she is the last of her species that captured my heart. Can't wait for the sequel."
Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games

"...Tony DiTerlizzi makes me wish I could draw... a fabulous cross between sci fi and fantasy. A young girl, raised in an underground bunker by a motherly robot, is suddenly forced to the surface and finds that the world is radically changed -- is it even the planet she thought it was? The story is fascinating by itself, but the illustrations add a whole new dimension to the adventure. Highly recommended."
Rick Riordan, author of Percy Jackson & The Olympians

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