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SLCL Presents Young Adult Adventure Author Ridley Pearson

Press Release

Monday, March 25, 2013 - 10:00a.m.


The St. Louis County Library Foundation’s Reading Garden Event Series is pleased to present St. Louis’ most popular young adult author Ridley Pearson for a discussion and signing of the latest installment in his popular Disney series “Kingdom Keepers VI: Dark Passage” on Saturday, April 6, at 2:00 p.m. at Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.

The program is free and open to the public.  Doors will open at 6 p.m.  Books for signing will be available at the event from Barnes & Noble.   

The evil Overtakers are rocking the boat on the Disney Cruise Line!

The teen protectors of Disney World have uncovered a startling truth: Maleficent and the Disney villains are plotting a catastrophic event that could have repercussions far beyond the world of Disney.

Aboard the Disney Cruise Line’s inaugural passage through the new Panama Canal, the Keepers and their holograms uncover a puzzle hidden within the pages of a stolen journal. The point of that puzzle will reveal itself in the caves of Aruba, the zip lines of Costa Rica, and the jungles of Mexico. A destructive force, dormant for decades, is about to be unleashed. The five Kingdom Keepers are to be its first victims.

St. Louis writer Ridley Pearson is the award-winning co-author, along with Dave Barry, of the “Peter and the Starcatchers” series. In addition to the Kingdom Keepers series, Pearson is also the author of the young adult thrillers “Steel Trapp: The Challenge” and “Steel Trapp: The Academy.” He has written more than twenty bestselling crime novels for adults.

St. Louis County Library Foundation’s Reading Garden Event Series hosts free family events with authors and musicians. Sponsors include Commerce Bank, Companion, and the Sara Guth Costigan Memorial Fund.

Program sites are accessible. Upon two weeks notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Contact St. Louis County Library by phone 314-994-3300 or visit