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Christy Ottaviano Books-Little Brown and Hachette
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4.9 X 7.3 X 1.3 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Elise Broach is the New York Times bestselling author of many books for children and young adults, including Masterpiece, Shakespeare's Secret, The Wolf Keepers, Desert Crossing, the Superstition Mountain trilogy, and the Masterpiece Adventures chapter book series. She lives in Connecticut. Elise invites you to visit her at elisebroach.com


Praise for Masterpiece:

ALA Notable Children's Books
Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
ABC E.B. White Read Aloud Award
CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI)
Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books of the Year
Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens
CPL: Chicago Public Library Best of the Best
Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award Master List

Illinois Bluestem Book Award
Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Choice Award Master List
Indiana Read Alouds Too Good to Miss Master List
Iowa Children's Choice Award Master List
Kansas State Reading Circle
Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award Maser List
Nebraska Golden Sower Award Master List
Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Master List

* "Inventive.... Broach...packs this fast-moving story with perennially seductive themes: hidden lives and secret friendships, miniature worlds lost to disbelievers.... Broach and Kelly show readers something new."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"This marvelous story is sure to be a hit."

--School Library Journal
Praise for The Wolf Keeper's:

* "Broach's intrepid protagonists engage in sleuthing expeditions--moments Ratteree captures in evocative pencil illustrations of human interactions with the natural world.... A gratifying, thought-provoking tale."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"This story illustrates an appreciation for excellence and the passion to create music just for the joy of it. A quick and interesting musical read, full of history and mystery."--Kirkus Reviews
"Mirabelle, a goldfinch with a sparkling personality, narrates this engaging music-focused mystery con brio.... Broach gives her heroine true self-determination and emotional growth."--The Horn Book
* "The story involves a treasure hunt, but it revolves around the characters' love of music and the sense of wonder that it inspires . . . Mirabelle's lively, accessible first-person narrative offers a fresh perspective on the lives of birds and keen perception of the human characters. . . . This captivating chapter book is perfect for readers who, like Mirabelle, are sometimes spellbound by music."--Booklist, starred review
"This touching novel explores themes of family, friendship, loss, art, and music through the perspective of a bubbly but reflective narrator."--School Library Journal
"The prose is as lyrical as the themes.... Broach's latest invention celebrates the unique ways we each find to sing and the journey through which we turn our individual notes into the harmony of collective song."--La Crosse County Library, La Crosse County, WI
Praise for Duet:
An Amazon Best Book of the Month

A Bank Street College Best Book of the Year
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

* "Narrated by Mirabelle, a goldfinch with an exceptional voice, this soulful story set near Boston offers a bird's-eye view of three friends bound together by their passion for music.... Rich with facts around goldfinches and music, Broach's (the Masterpiece Adventure series) novel employs vivid descriptions ("It comes in a torrent, a rush of silvery notes cascading over one another"), unique characters, and carefully crafted suspense."--Publishers Weekly, starred review