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Fall 2017


"A lovely, haunting weave of fable and fairytale, THE WOLF HOUR will claw its way into your heart and sing to your soul." —Liesl Shurtliff, New York Times Bestselling author of Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood

The Wolf Hour
As a girl, Magia isn't supposed to be a woodcutter. But she wants nothing more than to wear a red cap and be part of the life of the magical forest called the Puszcza. When her family is threatened, she will take up her axe and go . . .

As a wolf, Martin isn't supposed to love to read. But he's always adored books and been curious about humans, despite his mother's warnings. When she goes missing, he must venture out into the Puszcza she so feared . . .

And the Witch? She can make the most wonderful Stories come alive. All she needs is a girl from the village, a wolf from the forest, and a woodcutter with a nice, sharp axe.

Can a wild human and a civilized wolf escape the tales that try to trap them? Or will the Witch weave them into her deadly Story — forever?

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Operation Yes
One of Booklist's Top Ten Arts Books for Youth, 2009

Cybils Middle-Grade Fiction Short List
2010 Audie Award Winner for Excellence in AudioBooks


"the entire tale is purest stagecraft: quick, funny, sad, full of heart, and irresistibly absorbing."
-- Booklist, starred review

“Be kind, for everyone you know
is fighting a great battle.”



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Letters From Rapunzel
Once upon a time, there was a girl. Let's call her RAPUNZEL. A modern-day version. Abandoned. Alone. Waiting for her hair to grow and dreaming of a way to escape from her tower. She was TRAPPED, you see.

Not in the conventional fairy-tale way--this was the dreaded after-school Homework Club. A desolate place, where no gum could be chewed, and where Rapunzel sat, day after day, cursing the EVIL SPELL that had been cast over her father. The doctors called it something else, but a true HEROINE can smell an evil spell a mile away.

So when a mysterious letter addressed to P.O. Box #5667 falls into her hands, she knows she's found the pea under her mattress.

But since when is finding HAPPILY EVER AFTER as simple as Just Writing Back?