"Quigley adeptly creates strong classroom scenes that convey an inclusive student body’s realistic dynamic and an endearing, assured seven-year-old protagonist who appreciates her cultural identity." - PW, starred review
“A touching tale of understanding and friendship . . . The message of education as a vehicle for progress and dismantling hatred is one that will strike a chord with readers.” — Kirkus Reviews
"A book to be read over and over for its intriguing story, illustrations, and captions." —School Library Journal, starred review
It can safely be said that there is a lot going on in the world of Jennifer A. Nielsen. Last month saw the release of the second book in her Underworld Chronicles series, ELLIOT AND THE PIXIE PLOT, which Kirkus called “a quickly addictive page-turner,“ and the third and last installment, ELLIOT AND THE LAST UNDERWORLD WAR, is coming out in February 2012.
Jen is also the author of a brand-new series from Scholastic, which will kick off in April 2012 with THE FALSE PRINCE. This title has been seeing a lot of buzz over the past few months, including this week’s call-out as the Children’s Book Council’s pick of the week. (Now we should all take a moment to pause and admire the gorgeous and newly-unveiled cover. Oooh!)
And there’s more! After much skillful behind-the-scenes negotiations, we are thrilled to announce that the film rights to THE FALSE PRINCE were optioned by Scholastic Entertainment, via Eddie Gamarra at The Gotham Group. Congratulations to Jen, Eddie, and the terrific team at Scholastic Press.—And here’s to many more exciting things up ahead!