All Sam Swallow wants is to join the Little League baseball team. But on the way to the park he stumbles, hits his head and falls into Riddleworld, a land where birds talk in puzzles and cats wait to pounce. Nothing is what it seems to be in Riddleworld. Sam himself has been transformed into a bird. To get back to this world, Sam needs to solve some difficult puzzles, make a few unlikely friends and avoid the cats at all costs.
William New is a recipient of the Governor General's Award for his poetry and is a member of the Order of Canada. He recently received the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Canadian literature. Sam Swallow and the Riddleworld League is his first novel.
Nominated for the highly esteemed Governor General's Award and winner of the Mr. Christie's Book Award, Yayo has illustrated many children's books, including Night Sky Wheel Ride. He lives in Montreal with his wife and family.