Ginny Off the Map

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$16.99  $15.80
Christy Ottaviano Books-Little Brown and Hachette
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5.2 X 7.7 X 1.2 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author
Caroline Hickey learned her world capitals by playing Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego in the 80s. She has since lived in more places than Ginny, her favorite being London, England. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School in New York City and is the author of Cassie Was Here, Isabelle's Boyfriend, and many popular series books. She currently lives just outside Washington, DC with her husband, two daughters, and a labradoodle. Visit her at
"Ginny will charm you with her antics -- and her facts -- as she learns to both make and become a good friend."--Kristin Levine, author of The Lions of Little Rock
"Unique: that's what Ginny decides she is, and that's what Ginny Off the Map is, too, as it seamlessly weaves truly fun and fascinating geography facts into an engaging, honest story that zips along at a brisk pace."
--Valerie Tripp, author of many books in the American Girl series
"Fact: This book is wise, honest and utterly charming. I LOVED Ginny Off the Map!"--Lisa Greenwald, author of Dear Friends and The Friendship List series
"A perfect blend of humor and heart!"--Erica S. Perl, author of All Three Stooges and When Life Gives You O.J.
"Any kid who's struggling to find their place will fall in love with this humorous, sweet, and heartfelt novel. Fans of The Penderwicks will find the same warmth and compassion in Hickey's characters."--Tammar Stein, The Sydney Taylor Honor Award winning author of The Six-Day Hero
"Caroline Hickey has created a heroine whose attempts to chart her path are both winsome and relatable. A deployed parent, sister problems, a move to a new town--Ginny uses her facts, and her heart, to navigate them all. This book should be on every middle-grade reading list."--Katherine Marsh, Edgar Award-winning author of Nowhere Boy
Praise for Ginny Off the Map:
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

* "Chapters open with interesting geography facts, and delightful spot art throughout enhances the text. It's hard to write with such simple authenticity: The world needs more stories like this."--Kirkus, starred review
* "Caroline Hickey portrays the full emotional cycle of deployment with accuracy and compassion. Immersive first-person chapters, which each open with a geography fact, accurately convey the comfort and the isolation that can accompany an intense special interest alongside Ginny's broadening recognition of the needs of the people around her."--Publishers Weekly, starred review