You've met Peter Nimble. Now meet Sophie Quire in a new, unforgettable quest.
It's been two years since Peter Nimble and Sir Tode rescued the kingdom of HazelPort. In that time, they have travelled far and wide in search of adventure. Now Peter and Sir Tode have been summoned by Professor Cake for a new mission: find a 12-year-old bookmender named Sophie Quire. Sophie knows little beyond the four walls of her father's bookshop, where she repairs old books and dreams of escaping the confines of her dull life. But when a strange boy and his talking cat/horse companion show up with a rare and mysterious book, she finds herself pulled into an adventure beyond anything she has ever read.
JONATHAN AUXIER teaches creative writing and children's literature. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, which was a Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award Honour Book and was also shortlisted for the Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy and the Diamond Willow Award. His second book, The Night Gardener, was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award, the Silver Birch Award, and the CLA Book of the Year for Children Award. Auxier grew up near Vancouver and now lives in Pittsburgh with his family.
Online: https://twitter.com/jonathanauxier http://www.thescop.com/Residence: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
PRAISE FOR Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard:
"The fast-paced plotting, the natural conversations between friends and foes, and the message about word magic will hold readers at the edge of their seats from the opening page until the final scene." --Sal's Fiction Addiciton
PRAISE FOR Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes:
"Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes is as delightful a magical story as readers ages 9-14 will hope to find. Part hero quest, part orphan saga, and wholly captivating." --Wall Street Journal
PRAISE FOR The Night Gardener:
"Lots of creepiness, memorable characters, a worthy message ... make this cautionary tale one readers will not soon forget." --Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews
"Suspenseful and chilling, this novel is destined to become a classic." --Governor General's Award Committee