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Katherine Marsh is the Edgar Award winning author of The Night Tourist, The Twilight Prisoner, and Jepp, Who Defied the Stars. She grew up in New York with her Russian grandmother who lovingly prepared many of the dishes in this book. Katherine currently lives in Brussels, Belgium with her husband and two children. Visit her online at www.katherinemarsh.com. Kelly Murphy is an award-winning illustrator working predominantly with traditional and mixed media. Since receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design, she has illustrated a number of books for children, including Secrets at Sea by Richard Peck and the New York Times bestseller Masterpiece by Elise Broach. Visit Kelly online at www.kelmurphy.com.

Katherine Marsh is the Edgar Award?winning author of The Night Tourist, The Twilight Prisoner, and Jepp, Who Defied the Stars. She grew up in New York with her Russian grandmother who lovingly prepared many of the dishes in this book. Katherine currently lives in Brussels, Belgium with her husband and two children. Visit her online at www.katherinemarsh.com. Kelly Murphy is an award-winning illustrator working predominantly with traditional and mixed media. Since receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design, she has illustrated a number of books for children, including Secrets at Sea by Richard Peck and the New York Times bestseller Masterpiece by Elise Broach. Visit Kelly online at www.kelmurphy.com.

Reviews

PRAISE FOR JEPP, WHO DEFIED THE STARS * "This shining gem is a must-have."--School Library Journal, starred review PRAISE FOR JEPP, WHO DEFIED THE STARS "Narrating a young adult novel from a dwarf's perspective is nothing short of inspired. Marsh transcends genre to create an engaging narrative complex enough to keep not-so-young adults turning its pages."--The New York Times Book Review PRAISE FOR THE NIGHT TOURIST * "This intelligent and self-assured debut will compel readers from its outset, and leave them satisfied as it explores universal themes of love, loss, and closure."--Publishers Weekly, starred review PRAISE FOR JEPP, WHO DEFIED THE STARS "Rich, absorbing storytelling-a terrific read in every way."--Nancy Werlin, National Book Award Finalist and author of Impossible PRAISE FOR THE NIGHT TOURIST "A compelling story...Teenagers knowledgeable about mythology will especially enjoy this intricate read."--Kirkus Reviews PRAISE FOR THE NIGHT TOURIST Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery, 2008 Publishers Weekly Flying Start, 2007 PRAISE FOR JEPP, WHO DEFIED THE STARS "Rich, absorbing storytelling-a terrific read in every way." "Nancy Werlin, National Book Award Finalist and author of "Impossible""" PRAISE FOR JEPP, WHO DEFIED THE STARS * " this outstanding work of historical fiction provides readers with more than just an imagined biography. Incorporating elements of adventure, romance, tragedy, intrigue, and science, the novel conjures a place and time not commonly explored in young adult fiction " "Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review"" PRAISE FOR THE NIGHT TOURIST * "This intelligent and self-assured debut will compel readers from its outset, and leave them satisfied as it explores universal themes of love, loss, and closure." "Publishers Weekly, starred review"" PRAISE FOR JEPP, WHO DEFIED THE STARS * "This shining gem is a must-have." "School Library Journal, starred review"" PRAISE FOR THE NIGHT TOURIST "A compelling story...Teenagers knowledgeable about mythology will especially enjoy this intricate read." "Kirkus Reviews"" PRAISE FOR JEPP, WHO DEFIED THE STARS "Narrating a young adult novel from a dwarf's perspective is nothing short of inspired. Marsh transcends genre to create an engaging narrative complex enough to keep not-so-young adults turning its pages." "The New York Times Book Review"" PRAISE FOR JEPP, WHO DEFIED THE STARS "It is no easy trick to conjure characters who seem truly situated in the past rather than merely transplanted from the present When it works, as it does in Katherine Marsh's Jepp, Who Defied the Stars, ' the result is gold." ""The Wall Street Journal""" PRAISE FOR THE NIGHT TOURIST Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery, 2008 Publishers Weekly Flying Start, 2007

PRAISE FOR JEPP, WHO DEFIED THE STARS "Rich, absorbing storytelling-a terrific read in every way."--Nancy Werlin, National Book Award Finalist and author of Impossible PRAISE FOR JEPP, WHO DEFIED THE STARS * " this outstanding work of historical fiction provides readers with more than just an imagined biography. Incorporating elements of adventure, romance, tragedy, intrigue, and science, the novel conjures a place and time not commonly explored in young adult fiction "--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review PRAISE FOR JEPP, WHO DEFIED THE STARS "Narrating a young adult novel from a dwarf's perspective is nothing short of inspired. Marsh transcends genre to create an engaging narrative complex enough to keep not-so-young adults turning its pages."--The New York Times Book Review PRAISE FOR THE NIGHT TOURIST * "This intelligent and self-assured debut will compel readers from its outset, and leave them satisfied as it explores universal themes of love, loss, and closure."--Publishers Weekly, starred review PRAISE FOR THE NIGHT TOURIST "A compelling story...Teenagers knowledgeable about mythology will especially enjoy this intricate read."--Kirkus Reviews PRAISE FOR THE NIGHT TOURIST Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery, 2008 Publishers Weekly Flying Start, 2007

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