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Middle Grade

  • Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow, Jessica Townsend
    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316508889, October 31, 2017 (Middle Grade)

    “Morrigan is cursed. Not cursed with warts or short height, but well and truly cursed. Every bad thing that happens to people around her must be a result of her curse. It is a lonely existence. In a world of giant talking cats and umbrella transport, this novel wraps the reader in the joy of wonderful world-building and classic middle-grade fantasy. After turning the last page, readers will be hungry for the sequel.”

    Karin Schott, Devaney Doak & Garrett Booksellers (Farmington, ME)

    "Imagine growing up knowing you are cursed and doomed to die on your 11th birthday, only to be saved at the last minute by a mysterious stranger who whisks you away to a magical sanctuary city. This is exactly what happens to Morrigan Crow, but her difficulties do not end with her rescue. If she doesn’t pass four difficult and dangerous tests and gain admittance to the ranks of the prestigious Wundrous Society, she’ll be returned to her former home - and her former fate. The problem? The other entrants all seem to have a magical talent that sets them apart from the rest, and as far as Morrigan can tell, she is completely ordinary. Readers will be enchanted as Morrigan - armed only with a magical umbrella and the faith of her new tutor - searches for home, self, and the talent she desperately needs to ensure her future."

    Melissa Posten, The Novel Neighbor (St. Louis, MO)

    "Relentless energy and an undercurrent of darkness ripple through this middle grade fantasy. There's humor here, and some excellent imagery, and yes, that delightful darkness."

    Anna Kaufman, DIESEL: A Bookstore (Santa Monica, CA)

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