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New! 2017

The Wolf Hour
The Wolf Hour  brings together a wolf, three pigs, a witch, and a headstrong girl in a story, and Stories, you've never seen before but will recognize deep within. It's gorgeously written, fiendishly clever, and full of heart to balance out its brain -- a perfect middle-grade read for fans of fairy tales and fierce storytelling.

"With its vivid Eastern European–flavored setting, dreamlike internal logic, and hopeful ending, this re-casting of traditional folklore will captivate readers."
---The Horn Book, Oct 2017


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.”


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?

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Stories are real
Military kids + improv
What would you write from YOUR tower?