Siljeea Magic with Judith PrattFriday November 22, 2019
4:00 PM until 5:30 PM
Hear author Judith Pratt read from her latest YA novel, Siljeea Magic!
Most people see nothing but trees and grass in the woodlands lining superhighways. But Andrea sees small people, who call themselves the Bokaaj. She is the 13-year-old hero of Siljeea Magic, a fantasy novel that pits affluent 21st Century culture against a world of spells, wisdom, and power struggles.
Erau, who is close to her age and about four feet tall (with seven toes) teaches Andrea to hunt, scramble up trees, and sense the approach of angry Bokaaj elders who wish her dead. Despite this, she must save the Bokaaj, and their shaman the Siljeea, from the bulldozers of development. But it's hard to be a hero while going to school, caring for your younger brother, and trying not to worry your over-protective parents. Andrea is tossed into a series of adventures that wreck her grades, mess up her health, and almost tear her family apart.
About Judith Pratt:
Judith Pratt has been an actor, director, theatre professor, journalist, critic, and playwright. She has recently turned to writing stories and novels including The Dry Country and now Siljeea Magic. Her plays have been produced in Ithaca, New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Kansas City MO, Austin TX, and Cape Town South Africa.
Although much of her directing has been focused on new plays by local writers, most recently she directed The Mikado and Princess Ida for the Cornell Savoyards. As an actor, recent roles have included Flute/Thisbe in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Margaret in Arthur Bicknell's My Great Dead Sister, Judith has also served as a voice/movement coach for the Ithaca Shakespeare Company.
Location: Raytheon Room
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