Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker will be in the store for an event on Saturday, October 6th at 2:00pm for the release of his book, The Very Last Castle. All books pre-ordered from McLean & Eakin will be signed and personalized and will include a limited edition mini-comic about the making of the book. This is a free event though reservations are requested. To reserve your spot please call us at 231.347.1180 or email us at If you cannot attend the event in person, your book and mini-comic will be shipped to your provided address.

A curious little girl watches the man who guards the last castle in town. Every time she passes by him, she tries to catch his eye. While the other townspeople fear what may be locked up inside the mysterious castle, the girl finally gets up the courage to knock on the door and find out what's really behind the gate. A story about overcoming fear of the unknown, trying new things, and reaching out to make new friends, The Very Last Castle shows that bravery comes in packages both big and small.

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian and creator of 100 Scope Notes, a kidlit blog hosted by School Library Journal. He was a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. Jonker lives with his wife and two children in Zeeland, Michigan. Mark Pett is the author/illustrator of many books for children, including This Is My Book! and The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes. Before books, Pett created comic strips


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Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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The Very Last Castle Cover Image
By Travis Jonker, Mark Pett (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419725746
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 9th, 2018

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