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Middle Grades Book Release Party: The Selkie of San Francisco

by | May 29, 2018 | Local Businesses, News

Davidson’s own Main Street Books is located at 126 S. Main Street.


DAVIDSON, NC – Join Main Street Books in celebrating the release of The Selkie of San Francisco, author Todd Gallicano’s sequel to his epic adventure book for middle grade readers, Guardians of the Gryphon’s Claw. On Tuesday, June 19 stop by Main Street Books between 5 and 7 p.m. to chat with Todd Gallicano, indulge in a free ice cream treat, enter to win a giveaway, and more!

In The Selkie of San Francisco, the thrilling sequel to Guardians of the Gryphon’s Claw, which School Library Journal assures readers “is sure to keep lovers of Rick Riordan running to the shelves,” Sam London dives headlong into his second case involving a selkie, a mysterious girl, and an ominous new threat to the mythical and human worlds!

Sam London didn’t mean to uncover an ancient secret, but when he found out that mythical creatures are real and living in our national parks, he became the newest recruit to the Department of Mythical Wildlife. Ever since, the middle schooler has been anxiously awaiting the call for his next case, and it finally arrives with the brazen appearance of a selkie in San Francisco Bay.

Along with Dr. Vance Vantana and the guardian Tashi, Sam pursues the selkie, who has taken a peculiar interest in fashion’s newest “it” girl and social media star, Pearl Eklund. But the closer he gets, the more questions emerge about Pearl’s mysterious connection to the mythical world. Is she the long-lost hope for an entire civilization or the harbinger of its doom? It’s up to Sam to find out the truth, and fast. The fate of humanity hangs in the balance.

Todd Calgi Gallicano is a graduate of New York University’s School of Film and Television and began his career in the film industry, before venturing into the world of books. He now lives in Huntersville, North Carolina.

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