“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
"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
There are few things more exciting than introducing a debut author to the publishing world, and—lucky me!—that's exactly what I get to do today. Megan Morrison has been an EMLA client since early spring, and in fact, due to the twists and turns of bookworld timing, her good news has been waiting that long to be told. Well? Let us wait no longer!
Today I'm overjoyed to spotlight Megan Morrison's astonishing new series—a fairy tale world come to life in a way so rich and all-encompassing that reading it quite took my breath away. First up in this Once upon a Tyme series is GROUNDED: A TALE OF RAPUNZEL. Weaving together elements and characters from the traditional fairy tales, Megan has crafted a story that is inventive and stunningly original, starting at the point where Rapunzel boldly follows a marauding prince out her tower and out into the world. What she discovers there, how she manages to survive, and where her journey takes her next is just the start of this page-turner that's as beautifully written as it is compelling.
GROUNDED was sold to Cheryl Klein at Arthur A. Levine Books, in a two-book deal—which means that, yes, there are more Tyme books soon on the way. Stay tuned for summer 2015, when this amazing first book hits the shelves.