The Midnight Children

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$16.99  $15.80
Henry Holt & Company
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5.61 X 8.51 X 1.18 inches | 0.91 pounds

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About the Author

Dan Gemeinhart is a former elementary teacher-librarian and lifelong book nerd. He lives with his wife and three daughters in a small town in Washington state. He's the author of The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise, The Honest Truth, Some Kind of Courage, Scar Island, and Good Dog. If he ever meets you, he'd love to talk about books with you.


* A story of fierce friendship, bravery, loyalty, and finding--or making--a place to belong. --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* The children forge the story's path as they powerfully change their community through courageous honesty and emotional vulnerability. --Publishers Weekly, starred review

* A rare (yet well done) tale about second chances and being true to both self and friends. --Booklist, starred review

Distinctive narration and heart-pounding suspense will carry this kids-outwit-grownups tale deep into your heart to the place where courage is born. --Rosanne Parry, bestselling author of A Wolf Called Wander

The Midnight Children has a touch of Roald Dahl, a dash of the Boxcar children, and a whole lot of honesty and heart . . . Told in a riveting voice, this is Dan Gemeinhart's best yet and that's saying something. --Padma Venkatraman, Walter Award-winning author of The Bridge Home

A creepy, strange, and surprisingly sweet story of friendship and belonging. Equal parts Kate DiCamillo and Shirley Jackson, this book is unlike anything else I've ever read--you will love it. --Jonathan Auxier, New York Times-bestselling author of Night Gardener and Sweep: the Story of a Girl and her Monster

The midnight children might sneak into town quietly, but there's nothing quiet about this sparkling story. It felt like fireworks in my heart. --New York Times-bestselling author Natalie Lloyd

A story to make a soul ache, a story to make a soul heal, a story to make a soul leap. --Dusti Bowling, award-winning author of The Canyon's Edge

A magical and darkly humorous journey into a world of mysterious children, timeless villains, and the undeniable power of friendship." --Melanie Conklin, author of A Perfect Mistake and Every Missing Piece

Praise for The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise

A 2020 ILA Teachers' Choice
A 2019 Parents' Choice Award Gold Medal Winner
Winner of the 2019 CYBILS Award for Middle Grade Fiction
An Amazon Top 20 Children's Book of 2019
A Junior Library Guild Selection
A Bank Street Books' Best Books of the Year
A Bookriot 25 Of The Best Middle School Books For Today's Readers Pick
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2019
A 2020 Lone Star Reading List Selection

Sometimes a story comes along that just plain makes you want to hug the world. The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise is Dan Gemeinhart's finest book yet--and that's saying something. Your heart needs this joyful miracle of a book. --Katherine Applegate, acclaimed author of The One and Only Ivan and Wishtree

"Coyote's bold, engaging voice pops off the page . . . Gemeinhart infuses the story with moments of lyrical writing and folksy wisdom served up with a dollop of girl power." -The New York Times