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    The Student Cary Fagan Canada
    9781988298443 Paperback FICTION / Literary Publication Date: May 04, 2019
    $21.95 CAD 5 x 8 x 0.4 in | 184 pages Canadian Rights: Y Freehand Books
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      The Student is a portrait of a life in two snapshots.

      It's 1957 and Miriam Moscowitz is starting her final year of university with unwavering ambition. She is a serious and passionate student of literature who studies hard, dates a young Jewish man with a good job, and is the apple of her father's eye and the worry of her mother's. But then, in a single moment, her dreams crumble around her. Unsure of how to break a path for herself, she begins a reckless affair with an American student obsessed with the civil rights clashes in the south. When the young man abandons her to join the movement back home, Miriam gets on a bus to follow him, no longer sure of anything in her life.

      Forty-eight years later, Miriam is the about to witness her son's wedding (a newly-legal, same-sex marriage). She climbs the stairs to her study to look at a book she had carried with her on a bus to Detroit. She reads the marginalia written in her young, minuscule handwriting. It is familiar and strange, embarrassing and exhilarating, and she wonders what the young person who had written all these words almost half a century ago had to do with the old woman who read them now.

      The Student is a compassionate and compelling work of fiction that brings together two pivotal times in history. With its innovative structure, masterful prose, and intelligently crafted characters, this book illustrates how we are shaped by - and can eventually overcome - the constraints of the times we occupy.

      Bio

      Cary Fagan is the author of six novels and three story collections for adults, as well as many award-winning books for children. His books include A Bird's Eye (finalist for the Rogers Trust Fiction Prize, an Amazon.ca Best Book of the Year) and the story collection My Life Among the Apes (longlisted for the Giller Prize, Amazon.ca Best 100 Books of 2013). Cary was born and raised in Toronto, where he lives with his family.

      Marketing & Promotion
        Toronto book launch sponsored by Toronto Lit Up
        Pitches to festivals across Canada
        Targeted national review mailing
        Advertising in literary magazines and festival programs
        ARCs available
        Book trailer distributed through social media
        Book club guides to be made available on www.freehand-books.com
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      City of Toronto Book Award 2019, Short-listed
      Governor General's Award for Fiction 2019, Short-listed
      Reviews
  • 2
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    9781465485687 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Science Fiction Age (years) from 5 - 7, Grade (US) from K - 2 On Sale Date: May 07, 2019
    $9.99 CAD 6.13 x 7.88 x 0.39 in | 64 pages Carton Quantity: 60 DK Children
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      Get to know R2-D2 and follow his many adventures across the galaxy in this new series

      Who is R2-D2? Who are his friends? What is R2-D2’s bravest mission? Perfect for children who are new to Star Wars and also for young fans of the movies, this exciting guide answers all your questions and teaches children fun facts about friendly famous astromech droid R2-D2—including his incredible adventures with C-3PO, Han Solo, and other rebel heroes!

      Follow R2-D2’s journey from faithful droid companion to famous Rebel fighter and Resistance ally. Discover how R2-D2 helps Luke Skywalker to fly starships, what language he speaks, and why his best friend is golden droid C-3PO.

      Featuring a simple Q&A format and exciting images, DK’s Star Wars Meet the Heroes: R2-D2 is a fun, welcoming introduction to the famous droid as children follow his adventures in a galaxy far, far away. With colorful movie stills from the original trilogy, prequels, and the latest sequels, DK’s book allows children to explore R2-D2’s amazing world.

      © & TM 2019 LUCASFILM LTD.
      Bio
      Emma Grange is the author of a number of licensed DK Readers, including LEGO Star Wars: A New Hope, LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and LEGO Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi.
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: E-Newsletter feature

        Social media campaign across all platforms

        Promotions at all industry and consumer conferences

        National consumer advertising campaign

        Holiday promotion

        Publicity: National trade/education/consumer press outreach

        Advance copy influencer mailing

        Holiday roundups
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    9781465486417 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Science Fiction Age (years) from 5 - 7, Grade (US) from K - 2 On Sale Date: May 07, 2019
    $9.99 CAD 6.13 x 7.88 x 0.39 in | 64 pages Carton Quantity: 60 DK Children
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      Get to know the scary Sith Lord!

      Who is Darth Vader? How does he become a Sith? Why does he wear a mask? Perfect for children who are new to Star Wars and also for young fans of the movies, this exciting guide answers these questions and many more and teaches children fun facts about Sith Lord Darth Vader—including his amazing battles with rebels and Jedi heroes Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker!

      Follow Vader’s journey from Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker to the dark side of the Force alongside Darth Sidious. Discover what Force tricks Vader uses, who he works for, which lightsaber he uses, and what planet his secret base is on. Featuring a simple Q&A format and exciting images, DK’s Star Wars Meet the Villains: Darth Vader is a fun, welcoming introduction to the infamous Sith Lord as children follow his adventures in a galaxy far, far away. With colorful movie stills from the original trilogy, prequels, and the latest sequels, DK’s book allows children to explore Darth Vader’s villainous world.

      © & (TM) 2018 Lucasfilm Ltd.
      Bio
      DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world leading illustrated reference publisher and a member of the Penguin Random House division of Bertelsmann. DK publishes highly visual, photographic non-fiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 100 countries and over 60 languages, with offices in the UK, India, US, Germany, China, Canada, Spain and Australia.

      DK’s aim is to inspire, educate and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics, with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.

      Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery and parenting. 

      DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the best-selling LEGO® books.

      DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot’s Guides series.

      www.dk.com/
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        Marketing: E-Newsletter feature

        Social media campaign across all platforms

        Promotions at all industry and consumer conferences

        National consumer advertising campaign

        Holiday promotion

        Publicity: National trade/education/consumer press outreach

        Advance copy influencer mailing

        Holiday roundups
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    Series: Court of Thorns and Roses
    A Court of Frost and Starlight Sarah J. Maas
    9781547600502 Paperback YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy Age (years) from 17 On Sale Date: May 07, 2019 Print Run: 150000
    $15.99 CAD 5.48 x 8.31 x 0.85 in | 320 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y Bloomsbury YA
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      Description

      Narrated by Feyre and Rhysand, this bridges the events inA Court of Wings and Ruinand the upcoming novels in the series.

      New in the #1 New York Timesbestselling Court of Thorns and Roses series,A Court of Frost and Starlight is a glimpse into the lives of Feyre and Rhysand as they begin to recover from the war that changed their world.

      Feyre, Rhysand, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can't keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated -- scars that will have a far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.

      Bio

      Sarah J. Maas is the #1New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the young adult series Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses, as well as her first adult series, Crescent City. Her books are published in over thirty-six languages. A New York native, Sarah lives near Philadelphia with her husband, son, and dog.

      www.sarahjmaas.com
      facebook.com/theworldofsarahjmaas
      instagram.com/therealsjmaas

      Marketing & Promotion
        - 150k print run
        - author of the #1 NYT bestselling Court of Thorns and Roses series
        - the paperback will include new content: an extended interview with author Sarah J. Maas and two new fairytales
        - nearly 5k copies of the hardcover sold in Canada
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews

      “Suspense, romance, intrigue and action. This is not a book to be missed!

      ” —Huffington Post on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES

      “Simply dazzles. . . . the clamor for a sequel will be deafening.” —Booklist on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES

      “A thrilling game changer that's fiercely romantic, irresistibly sexy and hypnotically magical. . . . A flawless sequel that will once again leave us desperately clamoring for more, more, more.

      ” —USA Today on A COURT OF MIST AND FURY

      “Hits the spot for fans of dark, lush, sexy fantasy.” —Kirkus Reviews on A COURT OF MIST AND FURY

      “Side characters' romantic storylines are interwoven with the strategizing and even the war, pairing the expanded world with extended action sequences and character revelations, and the conclusions ramifications will be felt in the next installments.” —Kirkus Reviews on A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN

      “[T]his fast-paced and explosively action-packed finale will certainly grab audiences…fans will eagerly follow the conclusion to Feyre's story while looking forward to the next crop of stories from Prythian. ” —Booklist on A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN

      “With introspection replacing battles, this extended epilogue gives breathing room between dramatic arcs.” —Kirkus Reviews on A COURT OF FROST AND STARLIGHT

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    9781635573169 Hardcover FICTION / Literary On Sale Date: May 07, 2019 Print Run: 100000
    $34.95 CAD 6.12 x 9.25 x 1.06 in | 320 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Bloomsbury Publishing
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      A Long Island Reads 2020 Selection * A Real Simple Best Book of 2019

      From the bestselling author ofThe Book of Speculation, a “tender and ambitious” (Vulture) novel about time, loss, and the wonders of the universe.

      Eleven-year-old Nedda Papas is obsessed with becoming an astronaut. In 1986 in Easter, a small Florida Space Coast town, her dreams seem almost within reach--if she can just grow up fast enough. Theo, the scientist father she idolizes, is consumed by his own obsessions. Laid off from his job at NASA and still reeling from the loss of Nedda's newborn brother several years before, Theo turns to the dangerous dream of extending his daughter's childhood just a little longer. The result is an invention that alters the fabric of time.

      Decades later, Nedda has achieved her long-held dream and is traveling aboard the space shipChawla, part of a small group hoping to colonize a distant planet. But as she floats in zero gravity, far from earth, she and her crewmates face a serious crisis. Nedda may hold the key to the solution, if she can come to terms with her past and the future that awaits her.

      For fans ofThe Age of MiraclesandThe Immortalists, Erika Swyler’sLight from Other Starsis a masterful and ambitious novel about fathers and daughters, women and the forces that hold them back, and the true meaning of progress.

      Bio
      Erika Swyler's first novel,The Book of Speculation, was one of BuzzFeed’s 24 Best Fiction Books of 2015, and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her writing has appeared inCatapult Story,Literary Hub, VIDA,The New York Times, and elsewhere. She lives on Long Island, NY, with her husband and a mischievous rabbit.
      Marketing & Promotion
        - starred review from Publishers Weekly
        - starred review from Kirkus
        - starred review from Booklist
        - 100k print run
        - Rep Pick

        Rep Pick:
         I loved Swyler’s first novel, The Book of Speculation, about the magic and hurt that are passed down through the generations of a family. Her newest book has that same magic and familial trauma, along with space exploration, time travel, and a young woman determined to find the limits of her own mind. It is too early to predict my favourite book of 2019? —Dani Farmer
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews

      “As smart and ambitious as its heroine,Light from Other Stars is an absorbing, propulsive story of exploration and loss.” —J. Ryan Stradal, author of KITCHENS OF THE GREAT MIDWEST

      “A masterful story that hops through time to tell a tale of love and ambition, grief and resilience . . . It is full of joy and wonder, a reminder to never stop looking up into the stars and the infinite spaces in between them.” —Nylon

      “Keenly wrought characters and evocative prose . . . [a] heart-wrenching, awe-inspiring conclusion. Grand in scope and graceful in execution . . . profound.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

      “Swyler's beautiful story, told in eloquent prose, induces shivers of wonder. This meditation on time, loss, and the depth of human connection is both melancholy and astonishing.” —Publisher's Weekly, starred review

      “Swyler's new novel,Light From Other Stars, bends genres as it explores how the past intrudes on the present . . . AlthoughLight From Other Stars includes plenty of science fiction elements, it's also a coming-of-age story . . . Juggling dual timelines, wonderful mid-1980s period details and a large cast of secondary characters, Swyler has set herself an ambitious task. But the novel is well-paced, with a satisfying twist near the end” —BookPage, starred review

      “[Swyler] offers a moving, often heartrending story with lyrical grace. . . Fans of the filmInterstellar, Jeff VanderMeer's “Southern Reach” trilogy, and character-driven drama will have a new favorite. Simply gorgeous.” —Library Journal, starred review

      “In Erika Swyler's glittering novelLight from Other Stars, Nedda has sky-high dreams of following in Judith Resnik's footsteps but finds herself subject to the reckless whims of others . . . Both external and internal landscapes-including Florida orange groves in sweltering demise, the constrictions of womanhood, and deep space-are rendered with precision . . . it elicits wonder and sadness in turn.” —Foreword Reviews

      “A tender and ambitious journey through space and time,Light From Other Starscontains stunning twists and turns along the way from Nedda's childhood to her later life aboard a spacecraft on a mission bound for Mars.” —Vulture

      “Only a writer who understands the human heart as well as she understands entropy and space travel can write a book like "Light from Other Stars" - science fiction for the rest of us.” —Newsday

      “Exquisite prose in an ambitious novel told in two timelines . . . It's hard to imagine a sci-fi book so focused on pure, deep emotion while centered on the Earth and the wonders of space.Light from Other Stars hits big issues: loneliness, the bond between parent and child; grief; death and what happens to us after death . . . Plain and simple, I loved this book.” —Midwest Book Review

      “Wonderfully imaginative. . .a poignant novel about the flawed but limitless love between parents and children. Swyler presses a deft finger on the fissures between art and science, love and loss, regret and hope, imprinting the reader's heart with an exquisite ache--the kind that lingers long after the story ends.” —Aline Ohanesian, author of ORHAN'S INHERITANCE

      “At once expansive and strikingly intimate,Light from Other Stars is a story you won't be able to put down . . . This book is no less than a declaration that life is worth living, which makes it a vital book for our times.” —Adrienne Celt, author of INVITATION TO A BONFIRE

      “A poignant, beautiful tale that perfectly captures humanity's timeless struggle to reconcile love and loss. As Nedda Papas faces mystery and danger both in the orange groves of her childhood and the vastness of space as an adult,Light from Other Stars keenly but tenderly illuminates the almost magical limits of science, the sacrifices that passion requires, and what it truly means to be a family.” —Peng Shepherd, author of THE BOOK OF M

      “Dazzling. I absolutely loved this book. My only complaint is that I am already on the edge of my seat waiting for her next.” —Sara Gruen, on THE BOOK OF SPECULATION

      “Mermaids, tarot card readers, a wild man and other carnival characters work their literary magic in this debut novel . . . packed with fresh, unexpected marvels.” —Oprah.com on THE BOOK OF SPECULATION

      “A tale full of magic and family mystery,The Book of Speculation will keep you up all night reading.” —Buzzfeed, "The 24 Best Fiction Books of 2015," on THE BOOK OF SPECULATION

      “Swyler has a tale to spin, and she does so with directness and wit.” —NPR.org, on THE BOOK OF SPECULATION

      “While a book whose narrative hinges on drowning might not seem like a great beach read, Swyler's debut effort, redolent of salty ocean air, is just that . . . Its clever plot--fueled by a musty book and a powerful set of tarot cards--and Swyler's wonderful descriptions keep the pages swimming along.” —Entertainment Weekly on THE BOOK OF SPECULATION

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    Series: Grantchester
    The Road to Grantchester James Runcie
    9781635573947 Paperback FICTION / Mystery & Detective On Sale Date: May 07, 2019 Print Run: 40000
    $23.00 CAD 5.56 x 8.29 x 0.89 in | 336 pages Carton Quantity: 36 Canadian Rights: Y Bloomsbury Publishing
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      Description

      The captivating prequel to the treasured Grantchester series follows the life, loves, and losses of young Sidney Chambers in postwar London.

      It is 1938, and eighteen-year-old Sidney Chambers is dancing the quickstep with Amanda Kendall at her brother Robert's birthday party at the Caledonian Club. No one can believe, on this golden evening, that there could ever be another war.

      Returning to London seven years later, Sidney has gained a Military Cross and lost his best friend on the battlefields of Italy. The carefree youth that he and his friends were promised has been blown apart, just like the rest of the world--and Sidney, carrying a terrible, secret guilt, must decide what to do with the rest of his life. But he has heard a call: constant, though quiet, and growing ever more persistent. To the incredulity of his family and the derision of his friends--the irrepressible actor Freddie and the beautiful, vivacious Amanda--Sidney must now negotiate his path to God: the course of which, much like true love, never runs smooth.

      The Road to Grantchester will delight new and old fans alike and finally tell the touching, engaging, and surprising origin story of the Grantchester Mysteries' beloved archdeacon.

      Bio

      James Runcie is an award-winning film-maker and the author of ten novels that have been translated into twelve languages. His novels have been turned into a TV series called Grantchester, which stars James Norton as Sidney Chambers. Runcie is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Commissioning Editor for Arts at BBC Radio 4. He lives in London and Edinburgh.
      www.jamesruncie.com
      www.grantchestermysteries.com
      @james_runcie

      Marketing & Promotion
        Rep Pick: Here is the prequel to the fan-favourite mystery series and PBS TV drama. The story follows the life, loves and losses of young Sidney Chambers in postwar London. —Laureen Cusack
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews

      “Exceptional… fans of Runcie's sophisticated mixing of whodunit plots with explorations of the human psyche in prior entries will relish getting a fuller picture of Sidney's path toward a life in the church.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

      “Fans of the books (Sidney Chambers and the Persistence of Love, 2017, etc.) and the popular PBS series will find very little mystery but much to delight them in this often moving look at how life's difficult decisions are made.” —Kirkus Reviews

      “Series fans will know what Chambers' future holds, but that in no way diminishes thepleasure of this prequel, which lays the groundwork for his life of faith and shows hiswartime experience aiding in his detecting avocation. A must for fans and a good starting point for others.” —Booklist

      “A tremendous novel - shrewd, compelling and full of insight - James Runcie elevates the genre to impressive new heights.” —WILLIAM BOYD

      “Charming, clever and warm: perfect comfort food for the soul” —Joanne Harris, author of Chocolate

      “Taken individually, each of these clerical whodunits poses a clever puzzle for armchair detectives. Viewed as a collective study of British life as it was lived when Elizabeth II first ascended the throne, these stories present a consistently charming and occasionally cutting commentary on 'a postwar landscape full of industry, promise and concrete.” —New York Times Book Review on Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death

      “Richly atmospheric . . . Runcie's intimate view of post-WWII English society will appeal to admirers of Barbara Pym. His clerical sleuth would be welcome in a novel-length puzzle one day.” —Starred review, Publisher's Weekly on Sidney Chambers and The Perils of the Night

      “Chambers turns out to be a winning clergyman-sleuth, and Runcie's literary authority is repeatedly demonstrated in the construction of his elegant tales . . . there is no denying the winning charm of these artfully fashioned mysteries.” —The Independent on Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death

      “James Runcie has created a wholly believable origins story for his sleuthing vicar Sidney Chambers, a man made and broken by war . . . Written with a delicate intelligence; Runcie knows that people may communicate with those of whom they are fond even while one is baffled by the other . . . It's unusual these days to read a novel which is not only about ethical questions but one where the hero is a good man, admirable, if not always likeable. Goodness is much harder to convey than evil, but Runcie brings it off without sentimentalising his hero. He also shows that, while a priest should be fully engaged in the world around him, he always stands a little apart . . . Sidney Chambers is as convincing as any flesh-and-blood creature, not just an idea of a parson. This is because Runcie has thoroughly imagined him and in this coming-of-age novel he shows us how and why he became what he is” —Scotsman

      “The Sidney Chambers series may be comforting, but it's not simple. Runcie meant these novels to be a commentary on life in post-World War II Britain, and so they are. But the themes of good and evil, temptation and sacrifice, remain as fresh as today's news feed.” —The Seattle Times on Sidney Chambers and the Forgiveness of Sins

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    Series: Grantchester
    The Road to Grantchester James Runcie
    9781635570588 Hardcover FICTION / Mystery & Detective On Sale Date: May 07, 2019 Print Run: 40000
    $37.00 CAD 5.89 x 8.4 x 1.12 in | 336 pages Carton Quantity: 28 Canadian Rights: Y Bloomsbury Publishing
    • Marketing Copy

      Description

      The captivating prequel to the treasured Grantchester series follows the life, loves, and losses of young Sidney Chambers in postwar London.

      It is 1938, and eighteen-year-old Sidney Chambers is dancing the quickstep with Amanda Kendall at her brother Robert's birthday party at the Caledonian Club. No one can believe, on this golden evening, that there could ever be another war.

      Returning to London seven years later, Sidney has gained a Military Cross and lost his best friend on the battlefields of Italy. The carefree youth that he and his friends were promised has been blown apart, just like the rest of the world--and Sidney, carrying a terrible, secret guilt, must decide what to do with the rest of his life. But he has heard a call: constant, though quiet, and growing ever more persistent. To the incredulity of his family and the derision of his friends--the irrepressible actor Freddie and the beautiful, vivacious Amanda--Sidney must now negotiate his path to God: the course of which, much like true love, never runs smooth.

      The Road to Grantchester will delight new and old fans alike and finally tell the touching, engaging, and surprising origin story of the Grantchester Mysteries' beloved archdeacon.

      Bio

      James Runcie is an award-winning film-maker and the author of ten novels that have been translated into twelve languages. His novels have been turned into a TV series called Grantchester, which stars James Norton as Sidney Chambers. Runcie is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Commissioning Editor for Arts at BBC Radio 4. He lives in London and Edinburgh.
      www.jamesruncie.com
      www.grantchestermysteries.com
      @james_runcie

      Marketing & Promotion
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews

      “Exceptional… fans of Runcie's sophisticated mixing of whodunit plots with explorations of the human psyche in prior entries will relish getting a fuller picture of Sidney's path toward a life in the church.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

      “Fans of the books (Sidney Chambers and the Persistence of Love, 2017, etc.) and the popular PBS series will find very little mystery but much to delight them in this often moving look at how life's difficult decisions are made.” —Kirkus Reviews

      “Series fans will know what Chambers' future holds, but that in no way diminishes thepleasure of this prequel, which lays the groundwork for his life of faith and shows hiswartime experience aiding in his detecting avocation. A must for fans and a good starting point for others.” —Booklist

      “A tremendous novel - shrewd, compelling and full of insight - James Runcie elevates the genre to impressive new heights.” —WILLIAM BOYD

      “Charming, clever and warm: perfect comfort food for the soul” —Joanne Harris, author of Chocolate

      "An engaging and witty prequel…One could hardly ask more from a tie-in novel." -Washington Post

      “Taken individually, each of these clerical whodunits poses a clever puzzle for armchair detectives. Viewed as a collective study of British life as it was lived when Elizabeth II first ascended the throne, these stories present a consistently charming and occasionally cutting commentary on 'a postwar landscape full of industry, promise and concrete.” —New York Times Book Review on Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death

      “Richly atmospheric . . . Runcie's intimate view of post-WWII English society will appeal to admirers of Barbara Pym. His clerical sleuth would be welcome in a novel-length puzzle one day.” —Starred review, Publisher's Weekly on Sidney Chambers and The Perils of the Night

      “Chambers turns out to be a winning clergyman-sleuth, and Runcie's literary authority is repeatedly demonstrated in the construction of his elegant tales . . . there is no denying the winning charm of these artfully fashioned mysteries.” —The Independent on Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death

      “James Runcie has created a wholly believable origins story for his sleuthing vicar Sidney Chambers, a man made and broken by war . . . Written with a delicate intelligence; Runcie knows that people may communicate with those of whom they are fond even while one is baffled by the other . . . It's unusual these days to read a novel which is not only about ethical questions but one where the hero is a good man, admirable, if not always likeable. Goodness is much harder to convey than evil, but Runcie brings it off without sentimentalising his hero. He also shows that, while a priest should be fully engaged in the world around him, he always stands a little apart . . . Sidney Chambers is as convincing as any flesh-and-blood creature, not just an idea of a parson. This is because Runcie has thoroughly imagined him and in this coming-of-age novel he shows us how and why he became what he is” —Scotsman

      “The Sidney Chambers series may be comforting, but it's not simple. Runcie meant these novels to be a commentary on life in post-World War II Britain, and so they are. But the themes of good and evil, temptation and sacrifice, remain as fresh as today's news feed.” —The Seattle Times on Sidney Chambers and the Forgiveness of Sins

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    9781452178585 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Interactive Adventures On Sale Date: May 07, 2019 Print Run: 20000
    $25.99 CAD 7.3 x 9.7 x 0.65 in | 88 pages Carton Quantity: 30 Canadian Rights: Y Chronicle Books
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      An interactive picture book from Hervé Tulletthe creator of theNew York Times bestsellersPress Here andMix It Up!

      Join the magical hunt for one little idea: From one of the true creative geniuses of this generation comes a unique meditation on and celebration of the magic of the birth of a simple idea. Sparkling with visual wit and bubbling with imagination,I Have an Idea! is a richly emotional exploration of the creative process: from an initial tentative inkling, to the frustration of chasing the wrong notion, to finally the exhilaration of capturing—and nurturing—just the right idea.I Have an Idea! is a scrumptious cloth-spined package of color and inspiration equally at home on a child's bookshelf, in a new graduate's backpack, or atop a creative's desk.
      • The perfect book of color and inspiration for children and those young at heart.
      • Answers the questions "how do you find an idea?", "what does it feel like?", "what can you do with an idea?" in a simple and inspiring way.
      • Known as the "Prince of Preschool," the versatile Hervé Tullet has been an art director at various ad agencies, a magazine illustrator, and for the past 15 years, a creator of children's books.
      Fans ofBeautiful Oops!,The Day the Crayons Quit, andIggy Peck, Architect will loveI Have an Idea!'s introduction to creative thought.

      The perfect gift to inspire creativity in young readers, new graduates, and budding artists.
      • Kids of all ages will turn the pages with anticipation trying to catch that elusive idea
      • Books for kids ages 5-8
      • Children's picture book for K-3
      Bio
      Hervé Tullet is known for his prodigious versatility, from directing ad campaigns to designing fabric for Hermès. But his real love is working with children, for whom he has published dozens of books, including theNew York Times bestsellersMix It Up!,Let's Play!,Say Zoop!, andPress Here. He lives in New York City.
      Marketing & Promotion
        - starred review from School Library Journal
        - a new children's book from the NYT bestselling author Herve Tullet
        - over 85k copies of Press Here and Mix It Up sold in Canada
        - Kirkus review
        - a Raincoast Superlead

        Raincoast Superlead:
         NYT bestselling author of Press Here, Mix It Up!, and Let’s Play!Press Here sold over 51k copies in Canada

    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      "A gifted finder of ideas explains how to track the tricky, elusive things down." —Kirkus Reviews
      "Tullet brings the delight and exuberance to the science of ideas in a way that engages, entertains, and inspires." - School Library Journal, starred review
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    9781452152332 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic On Sale Date: May 07, 2019 Print Run: 10000
    $20.99 CAD 6.25 x 8.25 x 0.63 in | 112 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y Chronicle Books
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      Description
      Book 2 in the popular Polly Diamond book series

      One imaginative girl and her magic notebook: Polly and her magic book, Spell, have all kinds of adventures together because whatever Polly writes in Spell comes true! But when Polly and Spell join forces to make the school fair super spectacular, they quickly discover that what you write and what you mean are not always the same. Filled with the familiar details of home and school, but with a sprinkling of magic,Polly Diamond and the Super Stunning Spectacular School Fair will dazzle young readers.
      • Aspiring writers will relate to Polly who understands the magic of words and stories.
      • Book teaches lessons in creativity, consequences, and using your imagination.
      • Alice Kuipers is the author of four novels and two picture books. Her work has been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and selected as a Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year.
      Fans of Ivy + Bean, Judy Moody, and Dory Fantasmagory, will love following the adventure ofPolly Diamond and the Super Stunning Spectacular School Fair.

      A girl and her magic notebook delight in Book 2 of the exciting Polly Diamond series
      • Great chapter book to read aloud for emergent readers and for independent reading
      • Books for kids ages 5-8
      • Chapter books for grades 2-5
      Bio
      Alice Kuipers is the author of four novels and two picture books. Her work has been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and selected as a Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year. She lives in Saskatoon, Canada.

      Diana Toledano divides her time between working as a freelance illustrator and teaching in museums. She lives in San Francisco.
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        - Canadian author, Alice Kuipers lives in Saskatoon
        - Kirkus review
        - book launch on May 5 at McNally Robinson Saskatoon

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    9781452177618 Paperback HUMOR / Topic On Sale Date: May 07, 2019 Print Run: 17500
    $22.95 CAD 6.13 x 8.13 x 0.95 in | 224 pages Carton Quantity: 28 Canadian Rights: Y Chronicle Books
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      Description
      From the "evil genius" behind the award-winning Google Feud website

      A nearly unfiltered look at over 200 internet searches: Every time a browser autocompletes our search query, it is showing us what millions of other people all over the world are searching for. This curious collection showcases the very best of the often strange—yet 100% real—autocomplete suggestions offered up by popular search engines, compiling them into one hilarious, fascinating, and mildly disturbing volume.
      • Each page contains one search and its 10 best autocomplete suggestions including the most and least common, from "Why is Ryan Gosling...eating cereal?" to "If the Earth is round...why are shoes flat?"
      • Easy-to-read internet searches and playful black-and-white line art throughout
      • Justin Hook is a writer and producer whose credits includeBob's Burgers,DreamWorks Dragons, andSimpsons Comics. His website Google Feud won "Best Game" at The Webby Awards and ledTIME to call him an "evil genius."
      Technophiles, those fascinated by the human psyche, and others who want an eye-opening laugh will be intrigued byAutocomplete: The Book.

      Autocomplete shows us that we're all more alike than we think, even in our deepest, darkest internet history.
      • Great gift idea for men and women who have everything
      • Includes searches like "I wish I were a," "Why do bad guys," "Why is it fun to," "New York is full of," and so much more
      • Unique and laugh-out-loud humor book for our modern times
      Bio
      Justin Hook is a writer and producer whose credits include Bob's Burgers, DreamWorks Dragons, and Simpsons Comics. He is also the creator of numerous viral apps and websites including What's My Starbucks Name? and Push Trump Off A Cliff Again, which have been played over 1 billion times worldwide and featured places like The Tonight Show and Comedy Central's @midnight. His website Google Feud won "Best Game" at The Webby Awards, and led TIME to call him an "evil genius." Hook is a summacum laude graduate of Boston University and a native of west Michigan.
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