Author and Michigan native Matthew Baker will be appearing at the Berkley Public Library (3155 Coolidge Hwy, Berkley, MI 48072) on Saturday, May 2 from 10:30-11:30am to promote the release of his debut novel for young readers, If you Find This. This event is free and open to the public and co-sponsored by Book Beat. Books will be available for purchase at the event. For more information, please call (248) 968-1190. A poster for this event that can be downloaded and shared can be found here: Matthew Baker Poster
Taking place in Michigan and mixing mystery and adventure in the tradition of Louis Sachar, Avi, and E.L. Konigsburg, If You Find This is the story of unlikely friendships, unexpected bravery and eleven-year-old Nicholas Funes’s quest to prove his grandfather’s treasure is real.
“Smugglers caves, graveyards, ghost houses, seances, and…maps come together to make an intriguing mystery for the group to solve as the characters wrestle with their past selves in hopes of a better future. The story is enhanced with musical and mathematical notations (terms like “forte” and “piano” appear as subscript throughout, modifying actions and dialogue), giving readers a glimpse into Nicholas’s impressive brain and adding an unusual layer of interest and beauty to debut author Baker’s storytelling.”—Publishers Weekly