Bernard Pepperlin

(Author) (Illustrator)

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5.9 X 7.4 X 0.8 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Cara Hoffman is the author of three award-winning novels for adults and also novels for children and young adults. She has received a MacDowell Fellowship and an Edward Albee Fellowship. She is a graduate of Goddard College and a professor of writing and literature.

Olga Demidova has illustrated many books for children around the world. She studied at the Moscow Art Institute of Applied Arts. For more information, visit


"Bernard and his newfound friends--revolutionary rats, wise-cracking cats, and coffee-chugging squirrels, to name a few--will delight and inspire readers of all ages. New York City will never be the same again!"--Erin Entrada Kelly, Newbery Medal-winning author of Hello Universe
"What do you get when you put one lost little mouse into a big city filled with singing cockroaches, hungry falcons, magic teapots, and conniving weasels? An utterly charming, delightful tale of bravery and friendship!"--Bobbie Pyron, award-winning author of A Pup Called Trouble
"Hoffman deftly creates a compellingly different kind of Wonderland, a place with its own set of realities and whose residents understand that, in spite of their differences, they are stronger together than apart. Everything a fantasy should be and more."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"A quirky flight of fancy with a rich lineage."--Publishers Weekly
"Bernard Pepperlin sparkles! Small animals--human and otherwise--will be inspired by Cara Hoffman's charming middle grade debut."--Sherri L. Smith, author of The Toymaker's Apprentice
"Hoffman cleverly mingles familiar themes and tropes from Carroll's famous novel with wry humor. A great read-alike for fans of Roald Dahl, E.B. White, and Katherine Applegate."--School Library Journal