STRONG COMMERCIAL APPEAL: The (alleged) end of the world gives this story a high stakes plot while the middle school friendship dynamics make it feel relatable and real. With strong sales and three starred reviews, The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl was a standout debut in a crowded category and this new novel speaks to the same readership!
EDUCATIONAL APPEAL: Science enriches The World Ends in April in a similar way as the math in The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl.
PROMOTABLE AUTHOR: Stacy is active on social media, does school and Skype visits, and (as a former engineer) she knows her STEM content!
CROSS-PROMOTION: Simultaneous with the Random House Children’s hardcover, 978-1-5247-6761-7.
Praise for The World Ends in April:
“A smart, funny and emotionally candid book.”—Shelf Awareness, starred review
“The novel has an exceptional grasp of melancholy that leaves an impact even after its philosophical ending.” —Bulletin
“ A well-paced, engrossing plot with endearing characters.“—Booklist
Praise for The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl:
”Unique and utterly satisfying.“—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
”Prepare to fall in love.“—School Library Journal, starred review
”Lucy’s journey is beautifully authentic in this debut brimming with warmth, wisdom, and math.“—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“McAnulty’s well-drawn cast of characters grapple with the difficulties of middle school, friendships, and life. An engaging story, full of heart and hope. Readers of all ages will root for Lucy, aka Lightning Girl. No miscalculations here!” —Kate Beasley, author of Gertie’s Leap to Greatness
”Fresh story, great characters, a winner!“ —Barbara O’Connor, author of Wish
”The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl is calculated to steal your heart!" - Alan Gratz author of Ban This Book and Refugee
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