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Why are we here? What is our purpose? A young fox groundling, or human-animal hybrid, named Arthur asks these time-honored questions while living in an orphanage under the rule of the cruel and twisted Miss Carbuncle. With equal measures of sweetness and sorrow, The Wonderling (Candlewick, $21.99) follows our kindhearted hero as he escapes the orphanage with a new friend only to face a fresh set of dangers in a neighboring city. There, he learns of a nefarious plan that Miss Carbuncle has for the orphanage. Can Arthur find the courage to use his gifts to help the creatures he left behind? Mira Bartók’s first novel for young readers has a beautiful and rich narrative with a touch of mythology and Oliver Twist. Ages 9-13.


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By Mira Bartók, Mira Bartók (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763691219
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Published: Candlewick - September 26th, 2017

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Visionary architect Zaha Hadid once said about herself, “I always thought I was powerful, since I was a kid.” It was during her childhood, surrounded by the design, history, and natural landscape of Iraq, that her love of fluid forms and buildings with curves began. In The World Is Not A Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid (Beach Lane, $17.99), Jeanette Winter weaves Hadid’s quotes, memories, and illustrations of her creations into a cohesive portrait of a bold, pioneering architect unafraid to create forms that celebrate movement and nature. Ages 7-10.


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By Jeanette Winter, Jeanette Winter (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781481446693
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Published: Beach Lane Books - August 22nd, 2017