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Raincoast "Books to Look For" - September 2019

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The Vanderbeekers to the Rescue
By (author): Karina Yan Glaser
9781328577573 Hardcover, Cloth over boards English Age (years) from 8 - 12 JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Siblings Sep 17, 2019 Print Run: 60000
$23.99 CAD
Active 5.5 x 8.25 x 1.2 in | 480 gr 368 pages Black and White Illustrations Houghton Mifflin Harcourt HMH Books for Young Readers
ANew York Timesbest-selling series! Harlem’s favorite family returns in the third installment in the Vanderbeerkers series, wherein the Vanderbeeker kids find themselves racing to save their mother’s baking business from city closure. Illustrated with delightful black and white illustrations.

For the Vanderbeeker kids of Harlem’s 141st Street, spring break couldn’t be off to a better start. Isa’s back from band camp, Oliver’s building his first-ever treehouse in the backyard of the brownstone, and Laney, Jess, and Hyacinth are excited to help their mother when she gets the once-in-a-lifetime chance to star in a cooking magazine.

But the Vanderbeekers’ plans go off the rails when an unexpected visit from city officials puts their mother’s bakery in jeopardy. Now they’ll have to band together to save the day before they’re out of business. Perfect for fans of The Penderwicks and Front Desk.

Karina Yan Glaser is theNew York Times best-selling author of The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street andThe Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden. A former teacher and a contributor to Book Riot, Karina lives in Harlem, New York City, with her husband, two daughters, and assortment of rescued animals. One of her proudest achievements is raising two kids who can't go anywhere without a book.
Twitter: @KarinaYanGlaser
Instagram: @KarinaIsReadingAndWriting

- 60k print run
- the third book in the Vanderbeekers series 
- has been optioned for TV/film by Amy Poehler's production company

"THE VANDERBEEKERS TO THE RESCUE is almost a case study in why these kinds of series are so captivating for young readers: Above all, while the happy ending might be a foregone conclusion, there is great satisfaction in seeing how their favorite characters untangle the knot this time.” -The New York Times.

"Once again Glaser produces a charming novel reminiscent of classic and contemporary family story mainstays by Edward Eager, Jeanne Birdsall, and others, but she adds depth with racial diversity, evocative city details, and complex socio-economic issues.... Satisfying as a stand-alone and a welcome return for those who consider the Vanderbeekers part of their own family." —Kirkus

Glaser ticks all the boxes of a classic middle-grade ensemble piece....funny, with character-grounded quirkiness, just enough slapstick, and no winking over kids’ heads....The whole thing is a little retro, very welcoming to the reader, and sweet to the core."—Horn Book

Glaser manages the large cast of characters with ease.... A satisfying addition to the Vanderbeeker series."—Booklist

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