What If You Could Fly a Magic Carpet? with Ilona Bray
Come get inside tips from the author of Mossby's Magic Carpet Handbook!
Don't miss this rare appearance by a worker from the factory where magic carpets are made. Assistant Magicalist Ilona Bray will leave her remote cave to show future fliers how to deal with important scientific and practical questions, like: How will you find your way home? Why do you fart more at high altitude? And what happens if you fall off? Entertaining and educational.
Congratulations, new owner of a Mossby’s Model D3 Extra-Small Magic Carpet, Especially for Young or Vertically Challenged People. Not sure where to start? Never fear, our Mossby's Magic Carpet Handbook contains all the information you need to navigate the skies, deal with altitude, wind, and weather, and triumph in tough situations. In no time, we'll have you ready to meet fellow carpet riders (and the occasional annoyed goose), sample unusual food, and visit the people, animals, and landmarks of the world!…
So advertises the mysterious book you’ve just received in the mail, from a great aunt you’ve never met. Paging through, you find it filled with not only handy instructions, but your great aunt's handwritten notes. More exciting still, she promises that, when you’ve proven yourself ready, her magic carpet will be all yours! But there's no time to waste. Only your great aunt can tell you the Magic Word that makes the carpet fly, and she's getting, uh, just a tad forgetful.
Can you learn what's in the handbook in time? Will you be ready to embark on high-flying adventures around the world?
Having grown up in rainy Seattle, ILONA BRAY knows the importance of entering a world of imagination through books. Her real-world adventures have taken her around the globe: studying philosophy at a small women's college in Pennsylvania, canning salmon in Alaska, representing immigrants and refugees in San Francisco (yes, she's a lawyer, too), and traveling to far-flung destinations like Turkey, Guatemala, China, and Lithuania. She now focuses on writing books for both adults and children―and, of course, on working her way up from the position of assistant magicalist at Mossby's Magical Objects, Ltd.
This event is FREE and most appropriate for ages 8 and up.