The Peculiar


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Greenwillow Books
Publish Date
5.91 X 8.62 X 1.49 inches | 1.02 pounds

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About the Author

Stefan Bachmann was born in Colorado and spent most of his childhood in Switzerland, where he graduated from Zurich University of the Arts with degrees in music composition and theory. He is the author of The Peculiar, his debut, which was published to international acclaim when he was nineteen years old. His other books include The Whatnot and A Drop of Night.


"Imaginative, highly descriptive writing . . . Thrilling adventure."--Booklist
"Bachmann's prose is beautiful, and his story is swift, strong, and entertaining. Highly recommended. I can't wait to see what Bachmann writes next."--CHRISTOPHER PAOLINI, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle)
"Stefan Bachmann's sparkling debut is sure to get a lot of well-deserved notice. He breathes fresh life into ancient magic."--RICK RIORDAN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Kane Chronicles and Percy Jackson and The Olympians
"Richly realized . . . accomplished ... This is a story young fantasy buffs are sure to enjoy."--The New York Times Book Review
"Polished and fun to read...Bachmann's steampunk fairy tale...recalls Dostoevsky, Dickens, and more recent classics, such as J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter and Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events....Bachmann leavens the dark goings-on with spectacular and hilarious fashion....[An] unusually gifted young writer."--Los Angeles Times
"Gripping . . . with a wry humor and unusual characters. Fans of Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book (HarperCollins, 2008) and young steampunk enthusiasts will find much here to enjoy."--School Library Journal
"The Peculiar has the kind of enchantment, whimsy, and utter wonder that stands the test of time. An astounding debut!"--Marie Lu, New York Times best-selling author of the Legend trilogy
"An absolute treat for readers of any age."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)