"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
This has been a busy year for super-duper author Jennifer A. Nielsen. THE SHADOW THRONE, the third book in her Ascendance Trilogy, was published to great acclaim, bringing the whole series onto the New York Times Bestseller list. Her books have been the recipients of numerous awards, state lists, and nominations—and in a fun twist, her very first middle-grade series, which begins with ELLIOT AND THE GOBLIN WAR, is being re-released in a specially bound edition to be sold in Costco stores nationwide. (Wait, you haven't met Elliot yet? What are you waiting for?)
But none of that is what we're here to talk about today. No, sir! We are here today to break entirely new ground!
This is not exactly a new deal, as details have been brewing for some months now—going all the way to last summer, in fact. But as of this week, the final paperwork is squared away, the jots and tittles worked out, and we are thrilled to announce there are two NEW books on the horizon for Jennifer Nielsen fans!
Here is the official deal announcement:
Lisa Sandell has acquired two new stand-alone middle-grade novels from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer A. Nielsen, beginning with A NIGHT DIVIDED, a story of danger and intrigue in Cold War-era East Berlin, about a girl whose family is split in half when the Berlin Wall goes up, and must find a way to deal with the consequences. The first book is scheduled for publication in Fall 2015.
If you want a sneak peek into the backstory of this book and how it came about, take a look at this post: http://www.jennielsen.com/archives/1182 ...And that does a pretty efficient job at whetting the appetite, I should say!
Let's officially start counting down to Fall 2015, shall we?