"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 book to be read over and over for its intriguing story, illustrations, and captions." —School Library Journal, starred review
There's a particular excitement to announcing an author's debut book—and an almost equal excitement to announcing their debut in a new genre or age group. The talented Jacob Sager Weinstein is no stranger to publication, but the children's book market is brand new for him.—Trust me, though: It won't be long before he's taking the kidlit world by storm.
THE CITY OF SECRET RIVERS is a heart-stopping thrill ride of an adventure, starring a spunky twelve-year-old girl who has recently moved with her mother to London. In an inimitably hilarious, witty narrative packed with magical water faucets, overlarge communicative pigs, and sewer systems crackling with mystery, this novel sets a whole new tone for middle-grade fantasy.
But don't just take my word for it! To my great delight, the publishing industry was in whole-hearted agreement about the potential for Jacob and for this terrific new series. I can now officially share that THE CITY OF SECRET RIVERS sold in a heated auction, and ended up in a three-book deal. The lucky editor? Diane Landolf at Random House! Book 1 will be publishing in summer 2017, so mark your calendars now.
Huge congratulations, Jacob!