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Penguin: Young Readers Group Spring 2019

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To Night Owl From Dogfish
By (author): Holly Goldberg Sloan By (author): Meg Wolitzer
9780525553236 Hardcover English Juvenile: Age (years) from 10, Grade (US) from 5 JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Blended Families Feb 12, 2019
$23.99 CAD
Active 5.81 x 8.56 x 0.99 in 304 pages Dial Books for Young Readers Dial Books
From two extraordinary authors comes a moving, exuberant, laugh-out-loud novel about friendship and family, told entirely in emails and letters.

Avery Bloom, who’s bookish, intense, and afraid of many things, particularly deep water, lives in New York City. Bett Devlin, who’s fearless, outgoing, and loves all animals as well as the ocean, lives in California. What they have in common is that they are both twelve years old, and are both being raised by single, gay dads.

When their dads fall in love, Bett and Avery are sent, against their will, to the same sleepaway camp. Their dads hope that they will find common ground and become friends—and possibly, one day, even sisters.

But things soon go off the rails for the girls (and for their dads too), and they find themselves on a summer adventure that neither of them could have predicted. Now that they can’t imagine life without each other, will the two girls (who sometimes call themselves Night Owl and Dogfish) figure out a way to be a family?

An epistolary novel with plenty of satire: In this modern-day Parent Trap, our main characters plot—mostly via email—to get their gay dads back together so that the girls can become sisters.

Powerhouse writing duo: Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer are both high-profile bestselling authors. Their friendship led to this novel that overflows with affection.

A modern family: It’s a joy to read a story about family that centers around kids with gay dads, not to mention the importance of extended family—in this case a grandmother and a once-estranged biological mother who also make a big difference in their lives.

It’s a romp!: Holly and Meg are two extremely funny writers, who have created an exuberant, even zany book full of laughs and over-the-top happenings.

Co-published by Dial and Dutton: The authors’ partnership extends to their editors, who have co-edited and are co-publishing this book about teaming up together.

Holly Goldberg Sloan was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and spent her childhood living in Holland; Istanbul, Turkey; Washington, D.C.; Berkeley, California; and Eugene, Oregon. After graduating from Wellesley College and spending some time as an advertising copywriter, she began writing family feature films, including Angels in the Outfield and Made in America. She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Counting by 7s and Short, among other novels.

Meg Wolitzer was born in Brooklyn, New York, grew up in the town of Syosset, on Long Island, and sold her first novel, Sleepwalking, while a senior in college. She is the New York Times-bestselling author of numerous novels for adults, including The Interestings, The Ten-Year Nap, The Wife, and The Female Persuasion; the young adult novel Belzhar; and the middle-grade novel The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman.

Author Residence: HGS: Santa Monica, CA / MW: New York City

Marketing: 8-copy signed floor display with best friend keychain GWP

9780525487685

$87.92 ($95.93 CAN)

Major prepublication buzz campaign

National author tour with school visits

National media campaign

Major consumer advertising campaign including print, digital, and social

Promotion at select consumer festivals

Extensive online promotion and social media outreach

Extensive blogger outreach

Massive promotion at national school and library conferences

Librarian and educator outreach



Author Website: HollyGoldbergSloan.com / MegWolitzer.com

Author Social Media: Twitter: @HGoldbergSloan / @MegWolitzer
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