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The City of Secret Rivers
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Jacob Sager Weinstein is the author of four non-fiction books for adults and has written for The New Yorker, HBO and the BBC. He is also a former contributor to The Onion and has won a Writers' Guild of America Award. The idea for The City of Secret Rivers came to Jacob while walking along the Thames Embankment, as he started thinking about London's secret underground rivers and "discovered that London's history is so magical that it only takes the slightest of tweaks to make it into a fantasy story." Follow Jacob on Twitter @jacobsw. He lives in London with his wife and two children.

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"Readers must willingly suspend belief to follow Weinstein's engaging, fast-paced fantasy,
but he makes it worth their while. It's a wild ride that's fun, freaky, outlandish, and suspenseful. Readers
will beg for another installment."

* Booklist *
"This setup can't help leading to a rollicking adventure with a lulu of an ending that comes with the promise of a sequel. Middle graders will adore clever Hyacinth and enjoy the other humorous characters, the puns (Oaroboarus, indeed), and the suspenseful narrative." * Kirkus Reviews *
With plot twists and potty humor galore, this is an entertaining read-aloud that should keep even reluctant readers engaged. VERDICT Fans of Suzanne Collins's "The Underland Chronicles" and Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams's "Tunnels" series will enjoy this fantastic, funny adventure. * School Library Journal *
"[...] a stonking, rollicking delight [...] the prose sings with effervescence." * The Literary Review *
"I'd also thoroughly recommend Jacob Sager Weinstein's brilliantly funny The City of Secret Rivers" * Books for Keeps *

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