A.E. Conran - The Lost Celt

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 7:00pm

Co-Sponsored by Irish American Crossroads

The Lost Celt is the best kind of adventure story, full of taut suspense, riveting action, and, most importantly, humor and heart. Not to be missed!”—Katherine Applegate, Winner of the 2013 Newbery

Primed by their love of video war games pitching Romans against Celts, Mikey and Kyler are convinced that they’ve seen a real live Celtic warrior in the VA. Has the Celt been transported to the present as part of a secret defense project? In tracking him down, the boys solve the biggest mystery of their lives.

Drawing on the tales of Irish warrior hero Cuchulain, The Lost Celt was 60% funded by a group of Desert Storm Veterans. 20% of the net profits will go to veterans’ charities. When A. E. Conran was Mikey’s age she had a tin of tiny Roman and Celtic warriors, which she never finished painting, and a desire to time travel, which remains with her still. In addition to writing middle grade novels, A. E. Conran works as a freelance editor, as well as a children’s book consultant, book talker, and children’s book club facilitator for Book Passage.

Crossroads was founded to promote the discovery and understanding of the Irish experience in the Americas, and to ensure that the richness of the arts, culture, history, and traditions of this heritage are both held in high esteem and preserved for generations to come. Crossroads produces a variety of outstanding cultural and historical programs throughout the year, while also serving as a central hub of events information for the Irish and Irish-American communities of the Bay Area.

 

 

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
The Lost Celt Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781937463540
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Gosling Press - March 15th, 2016

Written in the voice of Mikey, a fourth-grader who believes that eating crunchy things will get your neurons to fire, "The Lost Celt" follows Mikey's adventures after a chance encounter with what he thinks is a time-traveling Celtic warrior.