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NEW! Coming August 5, 2014

BAND
BATS IN THE BAND

The bats are back, and they’re ready to make music! A late-spring night sky fills with bats flocking to a theater already echoing and booming with delightful sounds of music. Bat music. Plunky banjos, bat-a-tat drums, improvised instruments, country ballads, and the sweet cries of a bat with the blues. Join this
one-of-a-kind music festival as the bats celebrate the rhythm of the night,
and the positive power of music.

Pre-orders now available at your local bookstore.

 

 

Malcolm at Midnight
a delightful middle grade novel written by W.H. Beck

MALCOLM
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JULY 27th, 2014:
BATS IN THE BAND
Family Concert!

July 27th, 10:30 A.M., Duxbury Town Green, Duxbury, MA

Taking place a week before the new book’s release date, this concert will feature my first reading of Bats in the Band at a fun family concert — accompanied by music from talented South Shore Conservatory faculty. We will be joined by noted Plymouth Philharmonic Conductor and Music Director Steven Karidoyanes.

The new BATSmobile will be unveiled, including a playable “sewer pipe organ.” There will be a musical petting zoo where children can try out musical instruments, and you can get a signed copy of Bats in the Band—with a special “special event” stamp indicating that your book was purchased before the official release of the book.

Tickets available now, and you can elect to include the cost of an autographed book in your ticket price. Purchase tickets early—the venue features only 350 seats, and the concert is expected to sell out quickly.

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First reviews for Bats in the Band are in! Read them here.

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I hope you’ll visit my blog,
Getting Into Character,
where I post new animal character sketches, and finished paintings which you can own when they go on eBay. Also interesting insights into some of today's authors and illustrators—who is one of their favorite characters in children’s literature?

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Coming in 2015: a sequel to Malcolm at Midnight, titled Malcolm Under the Stars.

 


   

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