Feiwel and Friends - Introducing the Fall 2007 Debut List
Feiwel and Friends is a new children's book imprint, launching in Fall 2007, founded by legendary children's publisher Jean Feiwel. The titles that make up this list represent Jean's experience, passion, and dedication to publishing excellent books for young readers that children also love to read. Prior to this official first list, Feiwel and Friends has already published the critically praised national bestseller On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman, and we think that our books and authors for Fall 2007 live up to the high standard that has been set by our first title. Read about some of our debut list's titles below, and learn more about all of our books at feiwelandfriends.com.
Once upon a time in Ballerina Dreams, there were five little girls who, like so many others, dreamed of being ballerinas. But these girls had cerebral palsy or other muscle disorders. The girls knew that reaching their dream would be hard, but they were ready and very eager to find out what they could do and to experience what others had-the sheer joy of moving to music. See their ballerina dreams come true in a book-by bestselling author Lauren Thompson and with pictures by New York Times photographer James Estrin-that is less about physical differences and more about aspirations being the same for little girls everywhere: dreams of glitter and tutus, of yards of pink ribbon and moving to beautiful music, of big smiles and becoming ballerina princesses.
Eoin Colfer, author of Artemis Fowl, has said of The Black Book of Secrets, "Anyone looking for the next big thing has come to the right place... the story grabs at the reader with hooked talons." Already a bestseller in the UK, this mystery/adventure/thriller from debut novelist F. E. Higgins tells the story of Ludlow Fitch, a boy on the run from his abusive parents, who becomes the apprentice to a pawnbroker of secrets. Higgins already has "paraquels" in the works, the next to come from Feiwel and Friends in Fall 2008.
Fly away, Fairies! Push off, Princesses! Hello, Real Girls! Go Girl! is a wildly popular new series for 7- to 10-year-old girls, imported from Australia where it has already sold around 1 million copies. This bestselling series tells genuine, heartfelt stories about modern girls, concerns they face, and activities they love. Each book has a unique young girl as its main character, and each story line is solidly based in one of four categories that comprise the daily lives of girls today: family, friends, school, and sports. The Go Girl! series represents an exciting, fun new community of girls that readers will want to belong to-a Baby-Sitters Club for the 21st century! Learn more about the Go Girl! characters and find fun activities at www.mygogirlseries.com.
Imagine if The First Wives Club was set at boarding school, and the avengers were fed-up teen girls instead of fed-up ex-wives. From 23-year-old debut novelist Lily Archer comes a modern tale for teens about evil stepmothers and their justice-seeking stepdaughters: The Poison Apples. Alice Bingley-Beckerman, Reena Paruchuri, and Molly Miller arrive at boarding school in rural Massachusetts, and they find out that despite their many differences and varied backgrounds, they have one very important thing in common that brings them together: incredibly Evil Stepmothers. Hilarious and heart-warming scenes ensue in this insightful first novel about the meaning of "family."
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