Friday, November 6, 10:00am PT/1:00pm ET • Virtual Event via Twitch
Tune in for a special virtual event with San Francisco author Mike White who will be presenting his new graphic novel Mellybean and the Giant Monster! Mike's presentation will engage your elementary students with details about his new book as well as a fun how-to-draw tutorial. If your students (or you!) have questions for the author, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Melly loves to play games. All her feline friends want to do, though, is take a nap. So when she doesn't leave them alone, the cats trick her into burying a shoe in the backyard. But the small prank turns into a big problem when Melly falls down the hole . . . and it magically transports her to another world!
Melly lands smack-dab in the middle of a scuffle between a group of knights and a huge monster. But Melly soon befriends the grumpy giant, learning he isn't as scary as he seems. He's being hunted by a greedy king—one who has also been stealing from his people and locking them up in the dungeons. So although Melly is desperate to find a way back home to Mama and Papa (her human owners), she makes it her mission to help her new friend and the kingdom. But how could someone so tiny defeat such a powerful king? It may just take a game that only Melly can win.
Mike White was born and raised in Toronto. He worked for five years in children's television animation before moving to San Francisco in 2008 to make mobile games and apps. In 2018, after getting nachos for lunch, Mike and his girlfriend, Carol, were walking around an outdoor mall and met a cute little puppy at a pop-up adoption event. After much consideration they adopted the puppy and named her Melody, and her delightful and infectious personality became the inspiration for Mellybean. You can follow all things Mellybean on Twitter @Mellybeanpup and by visiting Mellypup.com.