A noteworthy publication! This is David’s first venture into middle grade territory as an author, and the result is mesmerizing.
David Levithan is already a leading figure in YA literature, beloved by librarians, booksellers, kids, and parents. This is a natural next step for him, and audiences will be wondering what took him so long.
Reality with a twist: Recommend this to fans of When You Reach Me, From The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, and Greystone Secrets: The Strangers.
This poignant story of brothers, truth, and belief—with a “did-he-or-didn’t-he?” puzzle at its core—will provide multiple ins for booksellers and educators.
Publication follows (by a season) the Netflix adapation of TWELVE DAYS OF DASH & LILY, which will run Fall 2020.
“A well-paced story about the collision of realities in the vein of Laura E. Weymouth and Seanan McGuire.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review
“[A] superb story…. Levithan’s first book for middle-grade readers is an unqualified success.” –Booklist, starred review
“Engaging…. the matter-of-fact inclusion of LGBTQ+ characters is noteworthy. A thought-provoking title for sophisticated readers.” –Kirkus Reviews
“A stellar novel that deftly examines the uncomfortable reality that not everything has a satisfying answer. For example, sometimes people go away and we’re lucky if they come back, and we may be better off focusing less on where they’ve been but on the fact that they’ve returned.” –The Bulletin
"An insightful story, with echoes of Narnia, that will appeal to thoughtful and sophisticated readers.” —School Library Journal
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