Paper Chains

Elaine Vickers (Author) Sara Not (Illustrator)

Product Details

Publish Date
October 17, 2017
5.8 X 1.0 X 8.4 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author

Elaine Vickers is the author of the middle grade novels Like Magic and Paper Chains, which have received starred reviews, Whitney Award nominations, Mighty Girl's Book of the Year picks, PJ Library licenses, and sold translations in four languages. She is also the author of the forthcoming YA novel, Fadeaway, and picture book, Thankful. In her non-writing life, Elaine teaches college chemistry. She lives with her family in Utah.
Sara Not is the illustrator of No Tooting at Tea, Fairy's First Day of School, as well as several European picture books. She lives in Trieste, Italy, with her family. Visit her online at


Praise for LIKE MAGIC: "Young readers will imagine themselves right smack into the middle of this book--solving mysteries, making connections, and creating beauty alongside Malia, Jada, and Grace. Like Magic is truly a treasure."--Liz Garton Scanlon, author of The Great Good Summer
Praise for LIKE MAGIC: "Debut novelist Vickers has created three appealing, diverse characters with distinct talents and voices. Just right for sensitive tweens, this is a sweet story of friendship and learning to cope with common fears and life changes."--School Library Journal
Praise for LIKE MAGIC: "Themes of sharing, trust, and family never overshadow the story's heart: a natural longing for friendship and the unfettered joy of finding it."--Publishers Weekly
Praise for LIKE MAGIC: "Endearing debut. The setting and gracefully embedded ethnic differences add freshness to a story with a message that will stand the test of time: friendship is like magic."--Booklist
β˜… "A well-told story celebrating the power of friendship to comfort and heal when families fall short."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Praise for LIKE MAGIC: β˜… "An endlessly endearing story of three girls' pursuit of friendship and the beauty and challenge of what it means to be 10."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Vickers offers insightful portrayals of the two main characters as well as the complex backstories that make up their family lives"--Booklist Online
"The novel is honest about how difficult changes, internal and external, can be, but is ultimately reassuring: traditions, even beloved ones, are allowed to evolve."--The Horn Book
"A captivating story with tremendous heart"--School Library Journal