Saturday, December 4, 2010

Pegasus & Cake: Book Release Party

Saturday, December 11, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Lewis Auditorium, Ground Floor

Come celebrate the release of Newbery Award-winning author Robin McKinley’s latest novel, Pegasus, at a dessert party for McKinley fans from East Central Illinois! In addition to delicious cake and baked goods, a trivia contest, and great conversation, we will also be raffling off posters and a copy of Pegasus. All attendees will be entered in a nationwide raffle to win an autographed copy of the book! The trivia contest will contain questions about all of McKinley’s published works, as well as biographical information and a “Name That Quote!” section. Prizes will include copies of classic McKinley books and Green & Black’s chocolate.

This program is part of a worldwide event sponsored by Putnam and organized through the blog community at Days in the Life* (, Robin McKinley’s blog. One of the organizers sent Robin a copy of our poster, and she liked it so much that she posted a version of it on the blog! Here’s the link to the post featuring our poster: (hot pink footnote is Robin’s reaction).

What, you ask, is Pegasus about? This summary from Robin’s website ( says: “Because of a thousand-year-old alliance between humans and pegasi, Princess Sylviianel is ceremonially bound to Ebon, her own pegasus, on her twelfth birthday. The two species coexist peacefully, despite the language barriers separating them. Humans and pegasi both rely on specially-trained Speaker magicians as the only means of real communication. But it’s different for Sylvi and Ebon. They can understand each other. They quickly grow close—so close that their bond becomes a threat to the status quo—and possibly to the future safety of their two nations.”

Intrigued? The first three chapters are available online at: And for readers wanting more Pegasus, never fear! Pegasus is the first half of a single story about Sylvi and Ebon. Part II will be published in 2012.

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