March 10, 2016

Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend: Book launch (Ottawa and Toronto)


award-winning author of

Tilt (Groundwood Books, 2011)
All Night (Grass Roots Press, 2013)
The Secret Life of Owen Skye (Groundwood, 2002)
After Sylvia (Groundwood, 2004)
Dear Sylvia (Groundwood, 2008)

Alan Cumyn


Simon & Schuster Canada

for the launch of his newest YA novel

Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend
by Alan Cumyn
Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
416 pp.
Ages 14+
March 2016


March 22, 2016
7 p.m.
Georgetown Sports Pub
1159 Bank St.


March 30, 2016
6 p.m.
Dora Keogh Irish Pub
141 Danforth Avenue

The book is described on the Simon & Schuster website as follows :
Prepare to be blown away—or rather, carried away on huge muscular wings—by this blissfully outlandish, bracingly-smart, tour de force about a teen who has to come to terms with relinquishing control for the first time as she falls for the hot new…pterodactyl…at school. After all, everybody wants him! 
Shiels is very pleased with her perfectly controlled life (controlling others while she’s at it). She’s smart, powerful, the Student Body Chair, and she even has a loving boyfriend. What more could a girl ask for? 
But everything changes when the first-ever interspecies transfer student, a pterodactyl named Pyke, enrolls at her school. There’s something about him—something primal—that causes the students to lose control whenever he’s around. Even Shiels, the seemingly perfect self-confident girl that she is, can’t keep her mind off of him, despite her doting boyfriend and despite the fact that Pyke immediately starts dating Jocelyn, the school’s fastest runner who Shiels has always discounted as a nobody. 
Pyke, hugely popular in a school whose motto is to embrace differences, is asked to join a band, and when his band plays at the Autumn Whirl dance, his preternatural shrieking music sends everyone into a literal frenzy. No one can remember what happened the next day, but Shiels learns that she danced far too long with Pyke, her nose has turned purple, and she may have done something with her boyfriend that she shouldn’t have. Who’s in control now?

Tell me that doesn't sounding enticing.  I dare you.

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