Illustrated by :Olga Demidova
Audience:Children: Age (years) 6 - 9, Grade (US) 1 - 4
Dimensions:8.25in x 6 x 0.38 in | 0.57 lb
Page Count:116 pages
Illustrations:SPOT COLOR ART THROUGHOUT
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. His novel Sweep has been nominated for the 2020 Silver Birch Award.
BRAND-NEW AUDIENCE: The Fabled Stables series is a new chapter book trilogy for budding fantasy readers.
ENGAGING ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT: Olga Demidova is the illustrator — she also illustrated our upcoming picture book, Petal the Angry Cow, by Maureen Fergus.
BIG CANADIAN PRESENCE: Although he lives in the US, Jonathan has CDN-US dual citizenship and loves to come to Canada.
STRONG US PUBLISHING PARTNER: Co-publishing with Abrams in the US.
One of CCBC’s Best Books for Kids and Teens, Fall 2021
“The tattling is so silly and the tails illustrated so joyfully that they’ll delight readers, especially when Auggie’s attempts to free the town backfire in funny ways…. Funny, charming, and bighearted.” —STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus Reviews
“Jonathan Auxier has written another wonderful book about Auggie’s island at the top of the world…. A tale of determination and love for fellow creatures as Auggie tells readers, ‘It’s my job to care for all creatures — no matter how hard-to-love.’” —CM Reviews
“Bright cartoon art and speech-bubble dialogue help add character and detail to the story. The silly imaginary creatures combined with a gentle plot works well for early chapter book readers as well as for those eager to listen to longer stories read aloud. The solution to the Tattle-Tail dilemma, and the problems it caused, offers a number of points for engaging discussion.” ―Horn Book Magazine