On Friday afternoon, Main Street Books will celebrate the release of the first book in a new action adventure series for middle grade readers! Stop by the store to chat with Todd Gallicano (author of Guardians of the Gryphon's Claw), indulge in a free ice cream treat, enter to win a giveaway, and more!
Recruited by Dr. Vance Vantana, an eccentric zoologist and park ranger sent by the government, Guardians of the Gryphon's Claw protagonist Sam is whisked away on an adventure that takes him to the farthest reaches of the globe. Along this journey, Sam learns an incredible truth: mythical creatures are real and living among us in our national parks. A special department in the U.S. government ensures that their existence remains hidden. But an omen suggests that the secret may now be in danger. Someone seeks the power to expose these creatures and overthrow humankind - and that power can only be found in a magical talisman known as the gryphon's claw.
"A fun-filled start to a series that is sure to keep lovers of Rick Riordan running to the shelves."-School Library Journal
"A death-defying, globe-spanning adventure, packed with creatures out of folklore and myth....[Guardians of the Gryphon's Claw is] a solid series opener and debut for Gallicano, who stocks his story with engaging characters, human, and otherwise."-Publishers Weekly