Denis Ever After

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Katherine Tegen Books
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5.5 X 8.3 X 1.0 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Tony Abbott is the author of over a hundred books for young readers, including the bestseling series the Secrets of Droon and the Copernicus Legacy and the novels Firegirl and The Summer of Owen Todd. Tony has worked in libraries, in bookstores, and in a publishing company and has taught creative writing. He has two grown daughters and lives in Connecticut with his wife and two dogs. You can visit him online at


"Luminous and revelatory. A riveting mystery that I couldn't put down for the life (or death) of me."--Lauren Myracle, New York Times bestselling author of the Wishing Day series
"A brutally moving and deeply layered story full of heart and hope."--Leslie Connor, award-winning author of All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook
Praise for Tony Abbott: "A touching story of friendship that is easy to read yet hard to forget."--School Library Journal
★ "Beautifully crafted and written."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Full of mystery and intrigue, this book had me completely transfixed."--Ridley Pearson, New York Times bestselling author of the Kingdom Keepers series
"The book is so enticing that readers will go along even when the going is rough."--Booklist
"With every narrative turn, Tony Abbott brings these never-before-seen perspectives into view... Untold. Unforgettable."--Rita Williams-Garcia, author of One Crazy Summer
"Abbott keeps the tension high and the mystery dark and unsettling, leavening it with several flashes of humor and intriguing imaginative speculation about the dead. Page-turning."--Kirkus Reviews
"With its portrayal of a family on the verge of falling apart following the death of a child and the young person's narration from the afterlife, this suggests The Lovely Bones shaped for a younger audience...the story is handled with remarkable grace."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"A taut and twisted murder mystery with a profound reflection on grief and learning to move on. Denis comes to see the "thousand, thousand threads" that bind people and realizes that the powerful connections forged through love cannot be broken, even in death."--Publishers Weekly
"Abbott steadily guides readers through a dark quagmire of questions, anger, and fraying family bonds that are nevertheless held together by love. Surprising twists and turns braid the story's disparate parts into a revelatory whole that brings healing to its characters and won't be forgotten by its readers anytime soon."--Booklist (starred review)
"Witty, suspenseful and full of hope, Denis Ever After fearlessly travels into the dark mysteries of life, the afterlife and the spaces in between."--Shelf Awareness