On October 8th A Whale of a Tale Children’s Bookshoppe and the Mission Viejo Library hosted Mr. Rick Riordan (writer of the Percy Jackson Series, The Kane Chronicles, and The Lost Heroes). It was glorious. First, let me just say this, Rick Riordan is incredibly average looking. I don’t mean this as a slight. All I mean is that he looks like my 5th grade elementary school teacher, or perhaps, anyone’s 5th grade elementary school teacher. It was the most surreal, hilarious, and exciting thing to see over 1,200 kids screaming and whooping for this elementary school teacher. To all those kids (and to me), Rick Riordan is a god. He has written some fantastic books and truly reinvigorated Greek, Egyptian, and Roman Mythology. I mean, mythology is amazing, but Riordan has added to an already fascinating story world. I remember my older sister being obsessed with D’Aulaires Book of Greek Myths. And of course she was–Poseidon, Titans, Zeus, all those guys/gals are pretty dang interesting and now there are even more stories about malevolent and benevolent gods thanks to Riordan. All this being said, it was truly a joy to watch Riordan speak up on the stage and it was even better getting to meet such a genuinely nice guy. Enjoy the pictures I took at the event!
You can still buy some autographed copies of Rick Riordan’s book at A Whale of a Tale Bookshoppe! Call us at 949-854-8288. For more awesome pictures of the event go to Read Schmead’s Facebook page. Also, if you don’t want to purchase a book from A Whale of a Tale directly then click on the book covers to find another independent bookstore online.