To Night Owl From Dogfish
Juvenile: Age (years) from 10, Grade (US) from 5
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Blended Families
Feb 12, 2019
5.81 x 8.56 x 0.99 in
Dial Books for Young Readers
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.
Marketing: 8-copy signed floor display with best friend keychain GWP
$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