The Southlake Public Library and the Dallas Museum of Art are partnering to bring Southlake youths a unique opportunity to meet Christopher Paolini, famed author of the Inheritance Cycle books including Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, and Inheritance.
With over 33 million readers, Paolini is one of the most popular young adult authors in the world. Growing up homeschooled by his parents, Paolini graduated from high school at age fifteen. Still a little young to begin college, he began writing his first draft of Eragon, the story of a young boy and his dragon. The completion of the novel was a family affair. Paolini’s sister Angela created the art for the cover of the book, and his parents published the book themselves. Early promotions included the author dressing in a medieval costume to present his book to students who were often his age! His first book quickly grew into a four-part series called the Inheritance Cycle, which is now read by children and adults all over the world. Often compared to fantasy classics such as Lord of the Rings and Star Wars, the Inheritance Cycle’s stories of dragons, adventure, and danger have captured the imagination of many young readers, much to the delight of parents everywhere.
Join the DMA for a journey to Paolini’s mythical land of Alagaësia as he discusses the final book in the cycle, Inheritance. The deluxe edition of Inheritance includes never-before-seen artwork by Christopher Paolini; an exclusive, full-color fold-out poster by award-winning artist John Jude Palencar; a letter from Jeod, one of Eragon’s confidantes, summarizing life after the final scene of the series; a letter from Paolini to fans reflecting on the series; and a new scene within the text.
Dallas Museum of Art
October 23, 2012
Myths and Journey’s Tour 6:15 PM
Paolini Event 7:00 PM
To purchase tickets or get more information on the event call the DMA at 214-922-1818. For more information on the Southlake Library contest, visit the Library’s Kids Page or call (817) 748-8243.