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Friday, September 17, 2021
4:00 PM


57th Street Books



Seminary Co-op Bookstore
(773) 752-4381


We are delighted to host an in-person event in celebration of 'Time Castaways 3: The Forbidden Lock', the newest book from Liesl Shurtliff. She will be joined in conversation by Franny Billingsley. The event will take place on September 17th at 4:00pm and will include a reading.

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Purchase tickets HERE (Tickets include a copy of Time Castaways 3: The Forbidden Lock.)

About the book: With the power of the Aeternum, Captain Vincent can rewrite history to create his perfect future. And thanks to Alfred Nobel, the notorious inventor of dynamite, Captain Vincent will soon be able to erase people from time altogether--including those pesky Hudson kids. Mass chaos unfolds as time periods begin crashing into one another. Central Park becomes a playground for dinosaurs. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is overrun by the very historical figures it features. And the Hudsons begin to disappear, one by one, and Matt finds himself increasingly alone. But hope comes from an unexpected source: a Vermillion rebel and Hudson ally has been keeping her own timeline a secret. A race to the Forbidden City reveals that Captain Vincent broke the lock on the three pillars of the universe--matter, space, and time--that created order in the world. Only the Hudson kids are able to mend what he broke...and the key is in Matt's birthplace, Ciudad Perdida, the Lost City of Colombia, where the Hudsons and Captain Vincent face off in the ultimate showdown--a battle for time itself.

About the author: Liesl Shurtliff is the New York Times-bestselling author of Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin and other books in the (Fairly) True Stories series. She lives and spins fairytales in Chicago

About the interlocutor: Franny Billingsley is the highly acclaimed author of three fantasy novels—National Book Award Finalist "Chime," Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winner "The Folk Keeper," and "Well Wished"—as well as a picture book, "Big Bad Bunny," illustrated by G. Brian Karas. She lives in Chicago.