Quintessence

Jess Redman (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
Publish Date
July 28, 2020
Pages
384
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.4 X 1.4 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780374309763

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About the Author

Jess Redman is the author of The Miraculous, which Kirkus called "layered, engaging, and emotionally true" in a starred review. She is a therapist and currently lives in Florida with her husband, two young children, an old cat named SoulPie, and a fish named Annie.

Reviews

"A fanciful adventure with a rich emotional core and a fairy tale flair. An emphasis on Alma's mental health and circular thought patterns proves an effective complement to the story's magical elements, as her new endeavor and friends grant her the resilience to navigate her needs. Reminiscent of Neil Gaiman's Stardust, this is a clever, entertaining story with its own distinct identity." --Publishers Weekly

"A wildly imaginative tale full of wonder and hope that is grounded in our everyday world and the very real problems that today's children face." --Megan Frazer Blakemore, author of The Story Web

"A magical, wondrous book. . .The story is beautifully written and gave me chills almost constantly--with that magic-just-around-the-corner feeling." --Gillian McDunn, author of Caterpillar Summer

"As bright and magical as a falling star, Quintessence is a beautifully told story that collided with my heart and set it aglow." --Heather Kassner, author of The Bone Garden

"While firmly grounded in real-world issues, Quintessence shimmers with the perfect amount of magic. Redman's deft, sympathetic portrayal of anxiety, a welcome and important addition to the middle grade canon, blends with scientific references to astronomy that are sure to engage young readers. Well-rounded, relatable, and resilient characters working together in a captivating setting make this the perfect read for fans of STEM and the stars." --Sarah Baughman, author of The Light in the Lake