AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR: Since the publication of his first novel, Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, Jonathan has been on award shortlists across the country, most notably winning the 2015 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award and the 2018 Governor General’s Award; he is loved by children and adults alike.
BRAND-NEW AUDIENCE: The Fabled Stables series is a new chapter book trilogy for budding fantasy readers.
FAST ROLL-OUT: Book 1 is publishing Fall 20; Book 2 Spring 21; Book 3 Fall 21
STAND-OUT STORY-TELLING: Jonathan’s writing always has the feel of a classic in the making—he never writes down for kids, even in this story for younger readers.
ENGAGING ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT: Olga Demidova is the illustrator—she will also be illustrating our upcoming picture book, Petal the Angry Cow, by Maureen Fergus (Tundra, Summer 2021).
BIG CANADIAN PRESENCE: Although he lives in the US, Jonathan has CDN-US dual citizenship and loves to come to Canada.
POPULAR, MEDIA-SAVVY AUTHOR: Jonathan is an experienced screenwriter with many media connections, not to mention an entertaining and energetic performer.
STRONG US PUBLISHING PARTNER: As we have for all of Jonathan’s books, we are co-publishing with Abrams in the US.
One of the Ontario Library Association’s 2020 Best Bets selection, Junior Fiction category
“Whimsical fantasy with the right amount of speed and cleverness for the audience.” --STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus Reviews
“Auxier’s gleeful and imaginative writing will charm.”—Booklist
“Fans of The Princess in Black and Mercy Watson will be won over by this magical new series.” —100 Scope Notes
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