MPA welcomed author Brian Wells on Nov. 21 for a special visit with students in grades 5-8, discussing the concept of the hero’s journey and his new book, The League and the Lantern, which centers on a Chicago seventh-grader and his friends.
Wells’ debut novel is the first book in a new adventure series for middle-school readers with unforgettable characters, smart humor, unexpected twists, and themes of courage and friendship.
His discussion of Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey was particularly apt for Mrs. Amberg’s sixth-graders, who are studying the literary concept in English class this year.
Learn more about Wells and the book at his website.