Coville to speak at MPH graduation

Bruce Coville, award-winning author of nearly 70 children 's and young adult books, will deliver the commencement speech at Manlius Pebble Hill School 's 2010 commencement exercises Sunday June 6.

Coville, renowned for the fantasy, adventure and science fiction with which his books are filled, will address the 75 graduating students in Manlius Pebble Hill 's class of 2010. The writer has a long affiliation with MPH " two of his children, Cara and Adam, graduated from MPH in the late 1990s, and the school 's performing arts theater bears the Coville name.

A lifelong Central New Yorker, Coville is also founder and owner of Full Cast Audio, an audio publishing company in Syracuse that produces unabridged recordings of exemplary family-friendly children 's novels. Full Cast Audio employs a full cast of actors rather than a single reader.

"The Last Hunt, the fourth and final book in The Unicorn Chronicles, one of Coville 's hugely popular series for juvenile readers, is due to be published June 1.

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