Adam Gidwitz, New York Times bestselling author of the Grimm trilogy, spent six years, including a year in Europe, researching his latest book, The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog. Their adventures take them through medieval France to escape prejudice and persecution and save precious and holy texts from being burned. They’re taken captive by knights and save the land from a farting dragon, culminating in a final showdown at Mont Saint-Michel. According to Kirkus Reviews, it is a “masterpiece of storytelling that is addictive and engrossing.”
2:00 p.m.: Embark on a scavenger hunt exploring works of art in the Art and Nature in the Middle Ages exhibition.