Nooks & Crannies

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$19.99  $18.59
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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5.7 X 8.4 X 1.1 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author
Jessica Lawson is the author of The Actual & Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher, a book that Publishers Weekly called "a delightfully clever debut" in a starred review, and Nooks & Crannies, a Junior Library Guild Selection and recipient of three starred reviews. She is also the author of Waiting for Augusta, Under the Bottle Bridge, and How to Save a Queendom. You can visit her at
Natalie Andrewson is an illustrator, comic artist and printmaker from Charlotte, North Carolina, currently residing in Los Angeles, California. She's worked all across the creative spectrum for clients like The New York Times, NPR, Simon & Schuster, Disney and Dreamworks. She loves to draw dream-like adventures with vibrant colors and energetic lines and in her spare time she enjoys making fantasy-inspired Risograph prints and comics. The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, published by First Second, is her debut graphic novel.
"A compelling puzzle, vividly drawn characters, and a clever and capable young detective."-- "Booklist (STARRED REVIEW)"
"[A] charming period piece."-- "Shelf Awareness for Readers"
"This marvelous mystery . . . has a most satisfying ending."-- "The Buffalo New"
"[A] winning mystery novel"-- "Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"
"In the grand tradition of Roald Dahl. . . . A plucky amateur detective, secret passages, exaggerated characters, concealed identities, and dastardly villains equal a swell mystery."-- "Kirkus Reviews"
"Original, engaging, and funny.... The writing is beautiful, expertly capturing all the suspense, hope, and love in the story.... A delightful gem that will fly off the shelves."-- "School Library Journal (STARRED REVIEW)"
"Packed with the delicious elements--hidden passages, unexplained noises, suspicious servants--of a traditional British mystery, Lawson's (The Actual and Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher) story, set in 1907 England, will keep readers engagingly puzzled throughout its multilayered twists and tangles....Well thought-out and deftly executed, Lawson's novel will appeal to a wide audience."-- "Publishers Weekly (STARRED REVIEW)"
"Readers will delight in the unexpected twists and turns at every junction."-- "Bookpage"