Writing Workshop for Kids with best-selling author Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith has been a super-star in the YA book world, with books such as WingerStand-Off100 Sideways Miles, and the Michael L. Printz Honor Book Grasshopper Jungle. (We LOVE his books!) Now he debuts a middle-grade novel, The Size of the Truth.  Andrew will talk about his work and lead young writers in a quick-paced writing workshop.

Join us to talk creativity and writing stories with an award-winning author! The Book Stall will supply everything you need for the workshop, as well as an after-school snack. 

This writing workshop is recommended for ages  10 - 14, and reservations are required. The cost of the workshop is a $5.00 gift card purchased the day of the event.  Call us at 847-446-8880, or email events@thebookstall.com to reserve your spot--space is limited.

In Andrew Smith's The Size of the Truth, Sam Abernathy was trapped at the bottom of a well for three days when he was four years old, where he was teased by a smart-aleck armadillo named Bartleby. Since then, his over-protective parents plan every move he makes.

But Sam doesn't like their plans. He doesn't want to go to MIT. And he doesn't want to skip two grades, being stuck in the eighth grade as an eleven-year-old with James Jenkins, the boy he's sure pushed him into the well in the first place. He wants to be a chef. And he's going to start by entering the first annual Blue Creek Days Colonel Jenkins Macaroni and Cheese Cook-Off.

That is, if he can survive eighth grade as an 11 year old. 


Fans who can't attend the workshop are encouraged to stop by at 5:30 to meet Andrew and get a signed copy of The Size of the Truth. 

Event date: 

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Event address: 

The Book Stall
811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
The Size of the Truth (Sam Abernathy Books) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534419551
Availability: On Our Shelves Now....best to call before coming in to pick up.
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 26th, 2019

A boy who spent three days trapped in a well tries to overcome his PTSD and claustrophobia so he can fulfill his dream of becoming a famous chef in this charming novel that is Andrew Smith’s first foray into middle grade storytelling.

When he was four years old, Sam Abernathy was trapped at the bottom of a well for three days, where he was teased by a smart-aleck armadillo name