Words & Pictures

Max Brallier

“I was totally not a hero, totally not a tough guy, totally not fighting giant monsters. But look at me now. Battling a gargantuan beast on the roof of the local CVS. Life is crazy like that.”

MAX BRALLIER, THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH

The eighth book in the #1 New York Times bestselling The Last Kids on Earth series, with over 10 million copies in print!

Picking up after Quint and Dirk’s Hero Quest, the Last Kids are happily reunited—but quickly faced with a monstrous new mission. Inside an other-dimensional fortress, the evil Thrull, alongside a vile new villain, is carrying out a sinister plan. Jack, Quint, June and Dirk must make their own plans to infiltrate the stronghold before Thrull gets any closer to completing the mysterious Tower, a structure that could ultimately spell doom for this dimension.

Max Brallier is the bestselling author of more than thirty books and games. His books and series include The Last Kids on Earth, Eerie Elementary, Mister Shivers, Galactic Hot Dogs, and Can YOU Survive the Zombie Apocalypse? He is a writer and producer for Netflix’s Emmy-award-winning adaptation of The Last Kids on Earth. Max lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.

“A perfect example of what an illustrated novel can and should be. Middle-grade readers, particularly boys, will find Jack’s pitch-perfect mix of humor, bravado, and self-professed geekiness impossible to resist. . .”

KIRKUS REVIEWS

Books

Copies of The Last Kids on Earth and the Forbidden Fortress and other Max Brallier books are available from City of Asylum Bookstore.

Partner

Words & Pictures is presented in partnership with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh with support from EQT FoundationThe Grable Foundation, and J.B. Finley Charitable Trust through the PNC Charitable Trust Grant Review Committee

WHEN

Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.

TICKETS

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The video link for the livestreamed event will be emailed to all registrants on the day of the lecture. The captioned video will be available to view for one week, expiring on April 20th, 2023.

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WHERE

Carnegie Library Lecture Hall
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15213

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