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Children of the Fox
Thieves of Shadow, Book One
By (author): Kevin Sands
Kevin Sands

Imprint:

Puffin Canada

ISBN:

9780735270435

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

Children: Age (years) 8 - 12, Grade (US) 3 - 7
Sep 20, 2022
$11.99 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

8.19in x 5.5 x 0.87 in | 0.74 lb

Page Count:

432 pages
Puffin Canada
JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
 
Diamond Willow Award 2022, Nominated National Chapter IODE Violet Downey Award 2022, Short-listed Red Cedar Book Award 2023, Nominated Red Maple Award 2023, Nominated Rocky Mountain Book Award 2023, Short-listed Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards 2022, Short-listed
From the bestselling author of The Blackthorn Key series comes a thrilling Ocean’s Eleven-like heist story for young readers, now in trade paperback format. Five kids with unusual talents are brought together to commit an impossible crime. Failure is unacceptable…but success could be deadly.

A magic-infused fantasy that brings together a ragtag group of kids to pull off a crime so difficult, countless adults have already tried and failed. Lured by the promise of more money than they’ve ever dreamed of, five young criminals are hired to steal a heavily guarded treasure from the most powerful sorcerer in the city. There’s Callan the con artist, Meribel the expert at acrobatics (and knives!), Gareth the researcher, Lachlan who can obtain anything, and Foxtail, whose mysterious eyeless mask doesn’t hinder her ability to climb walls like a spider. Though their shadowy backgrounds mean that they’ve never trusted anyone but themselves, the five must learn to rely on each other in order to get the job done.



But as Callan has been warned most of his life, it’s best to stay away from magic. It can turn on you at any moment, and make you think you’re the one running the con game, when in reality you’re the one being fooled. Faced with these unsurmountable odds, can the new friends pull off this legendary heist, or has their luck finally run out?

IMPRESSIVE SALES TRACK: Kevin Sands’ blockbuster THE BLACKTHORN KEY series has sold well over 100,000 copies.

MULTIPLE STARRED REVIEWS: Kevin’s writing has been called “spectacular,” “exciting and self-assured,” “thrilling,” “excellent” and has been described as cutting “across genres to appeal to a wide range of children.”

NUMEROUS AWARDS & HONORS: Kevin has won multiple awards in both Canada and the US, including the John Spray Mystery Award and the IODE Violet Downey Book Award, and has been shortlisted for many others, incuding the Edgar Allan Poe Awards (US) and the Waterstone’s Prize (UK).

BOTH COMMERCIAL AND LIBRARY: Like his previous series, this hits the sweet spot between trade and library, and he’s already so well-known by booksellers and librarians alike.

STRONG US PARTNER: We are co-publishing this with Viking in the US.



PRAISE FOR Children of the Fox:



“In a sharp-witted series opener, Sands crafts an adventure with mythological undertones and a heist framework. The protagonists’ natural chemistry as they learn to collaborate and trust one another helps to ground the epic story, especially once it leans more heavily into fantasy elements, while Callan’s narrative voice adds just the right amount of self-aware humor.” 

—Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

“This high-energy thriller is perfect for younger fans of Six of Crows, the movie Ocean’s Eleven, and other inside-job narratives. Readers will be sure to delight in narrator Callan’s sharp wit and snappy voice as they are introduced to the rest of the crew and their unusual skills. Cryptic messages, creepy characters, and unexpected but endearing friendships abound.”

Booklist

Since escaping from university with a pair of degrees in theoretical physics, KEVIN SANDS has worked as a researcher, a business consultant, a teacher, and a professional poker player. He is the author of the bestselling The Blackthorn Key series. He lives in London, Ontario.

Author Residence: London, Ontario

Author Hometown: London, Ontario

An NPR Best Book of 2021
An OLA Best Bet
A Summer Reading List Selection, OLA Kid Committee

Shortlisted for the Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Award
Shortlisted for the IODE Violet Downey Book Award
Shortlisted for the Diamond Willow Award
Shortlisted for the Rocky Mountain Book Award


“In a sharp-witted series opener, Sands (the Blackthorn Key series) crafts an adventure with mythological undertones and a heist framework.” —STARRED REVIEW, Publishers Weekly

“A page-turner filled with charming rogues and expert plots.” Kirkus Reviews

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