A Girl, a Raccoon, and the Midnight Moon: (Juvenile Fiction, Mystery, Young Reader Detective Story, Light Fantasy for Kids)

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$16.99  $15.80
Chronicle Books
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5.9 X 8.2 X 1.1 inches | 1.3 pounds

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About the Author
Karen Romano Young is a writer, illustrator, and science journalist. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two large, fluffy dogs.

Jessixa Bagley is an award-winning author and illustrator. She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband, adorable son, and a slew of houseplants.
"I adore A Girl, a Raccoon, and the Midnight Moon-a tale bursting with charm, lovable characters, and excitement that builds and builds until I almost exploded. . . . It's a paean of praise to books, reading, librarians, and the preciousness of home, wherever home may be. I could go on and on, but read it yourself!" --Gail Carson Levine, bestselling author of Ella Enchanted
"[In A Girl, a Raccoon, and the Midnight Moon] the richly developed cast of characters supports a solid and fast-moving plot with an entertaining narrative reveal. Bagley's illustrations bring Pearl's world to life."--Horn Book Magazine
"A love letter to libraries, A Girl, a Raccoon, and the Midnight Moon comes complete with intriguing sidebars, a clever plot, and a charming surprise narrator. Big-hearted and dazzling, this classic-in-the-making is not to be missed."-- Katherine Applegate, Newbery Award-winning author of The One and Only Ivan and Wishtree
"Part mystery, part coming-of-age journey, [A Girl, a Raccoon, and the Midnight Moon] interweaves realistically flawed, fully formed characters with real-world issues (declining library attendance and homelessness) and fantastical elements. Sidebars ("A Sidebar About Legends") penned by a mysterious author and signature illustrations by Bagley offer charming details."--Publishers Weekly
"[A]n enchanting plunge into the underbelly of a failing library and a city brimful of secrets. An array of endearing supporting characters, coupled with a plot both grounded in stressful reality and uplifted by urban fantasy, lend the story its charm. The magic of reading is given a refreshingly real twist."--Kirkus Reviews
"A Girl, a Raccoon, and the Midnight Moon is solidly entertaining. Upper elementary readers who like magical realism will enjoy this novel, as will younger readers at high reading levels. A strong addition to the fiction section."--School Library Journal
"Those willing to suspend their disbelief will be charmed by reading raccoons and the many sidebars that one contributes to the book itself. Issue- rather than plot-driven, this slower-paced mystery is for the thoughtful and bookish."--Booklist
"Hilarious and brilliant, you'll be rooting for Pearl as she fights to keep what she loves most."-Girls' Life Magazine