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Iggy's World
9781459821392 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (CAN) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from 4 - 7, Reading age from 9 - 12 JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Siblings Aug 27, 2019
$9.95 CAD
Active 4.25 x 7 x 0.3 in | 120 gr 128 pages FSC certified – mixed sources C016245 Orca Book Publishers
 
JLG Gold Standard Selection 2019, Commended
Something's really bugging Iggy.

Fourteen-year-old Iggy comes from a famous family. Well, sort of. His dad directs a cheesy sci-fi Web series, his mom writes for it, and his sister has a successful YouTube channel. Iggy doesn’t have the acting bug, so he feels like an outsider. Wanting to prove himself, Iggy starts his own podcast about what interests him: insects.

But it’s not until Iggy embarrasses his famous sister on air that his podcast really takes off. He’s thrilled with his own success, until she fires back. Now it’s all-out war.

Iggy’s World is an exploration of the age-old problem artists face: when we find inspiration from our real lives, what will our friends and family think? And, of course, just how much of our private lives do we really want to reveal online?

Gail Anderson-Dargatz is an award-winning author of over a dozen books, including The Cure for Death by Lightning and A Recipe for Bees, which were finalists for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. She also teaches other authors how to write fiction. Gail lives in the Shuswap region of British Columbia.

Key Selling Points
Gail Anderson-Dargatz’s first novel, The Cure of Death by Lightning, met with terrific acclaim and was a finalist for the Giller Prize.
Gail has also written many hi-lo or literacy learner novellas for both YA and adults working to strengthen their literacy skills.
While dealing with serious themes (privacy and family secrets), the tone of the book is lighthearted and hilarious.
YouTube has replaced traditional TV for tween entertainment and many kids are making their own podcasts and vlogs with their phones.

Marketing and Promo Plans

Print and online advertising campaigns
Promotion at national and regional school, library and trade conferences
Planned appearance at local writers festival
Extensive ARC distribution
Blog post and social media promotion
Outreach in Orca newsletter

Iggy’s World is about family and also fitting in. It also looks at the meaning of true friendship and what a friend can look like. A good read. Highly Recommended.” - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“This is a realistic book that students in grade 3-5 will relate to with regards to sibling rivalry. This book would be a very good addition to a school library.” - Must Read Literature: K thru YA

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