"An important, positive conservation message, and a perfect nonfiction addition to preschool story time or a beginning informational picture book collection." - SLJ, starred review
Janet Fox's THE CHARMED CHILDREN OF ROOKSKILL CASTLE was her first foray into middle-grade, and gosh, it's gone well. So many great reviews and so much wonderful reader (and gatekeeper) response! Naturally, we're thrilled that the publisher of that novel, Viking, and editor Kendra Levin want to team up with Janet again. We are pleased that they have now signed THE LAST TRUE KNIGHT, a new standalone novel, for publication next fall!
My inner middle-grade reader luuurves this story, about 12-year-old Edwina, known as Weed, a girl who wants to be a knight—and who gets her chance after a tragedy, when she takes to the road to pursue her older brother's kidnapper and avenge her father's death. She is accompanied by her loyal cat and a peculiar aging knight whose magical stories not only presage the obstacles they face but hint at larger mysteries. They make their way to London, where Queen Elizabeth I reigns, picking up additional oddball travelers along the way and learning about the complexities of the wider world—and of Weed herself—as they go.
Can't wait for this one to hit shelves! Congratulations, Janet!