Tessa Miyata Is No Hero

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$16.99  $15.80
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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5.61 X 7.86 X 1.23 inches | 0.93 pounds

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About the Author
Julie Abe has lived in Silicon Valley, spent many humid summers in Japan, and currently basks in the sunshine of Southern California with never enough books or tea, where she creates stories about magical adventures. Her debut novel Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch received a starred review from Kirkus: "Bewitching...a must-read for fantasy lovers," and was also listed as a Best Middle Grade Book by Kirkus Reviews, New York Public Library, Bank Street College of Education, and Book Riot. Julie is also the author of Eva Evergreen and the Cursed Witch; Alliana, Girl of Dragons; and Tessa Miyata is No Hero.
"Yikes and Yakult! Julie Abe has done it again. Brimming with heart and humor, Abe takes us on a fantastical adventure into the heart of magical Tokyo. Gods! Trials! Japanese mythology! Full of action and emotion, I was gripped to the edge of my seat until the very last page. The start of a thrilling new series you don't want to miss."--Graci Kim, bestselling author of The Last Fallen Star
"A delightfully spirited Japanese mythology-inspired adventure that's full of heart."--Kirkus
"Tessa Miyata Is No Hero is my favorite combination of fun, heartful, and kick-butt. It's the girl-led shounen anime tween-me always wanted!"--Kaela Rivera, author of Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls
"At once heartrending and heartwarming, this thrilling, magical tale of finding one's inner strength will show that Tessa Miyata is more than a hero--she is a legend!"--#1 New York Times bestselling author Xiran Jay Zhao
"Abe skillfully builds a world, drawing on elements of Japanese religion, art, food, and architecture in an energizing wash of sensory descriptions....readers will be thrilled by the dramatic and epic stakes imbued into action sequences. Looping repeatedly around the Japanese proverb, 'After the rain, the earth hardens, ' Tessa's journey provides young readers with a new heroine whose emotional core is rock solid." --BCCB
Praise for Alliana, Girl of Dragons:

"Alliana, Girl of Dragons made my heart soar! This beautiful and moving story celebrates internal strength, enduring familial love, and the life-changing power of friendship."--Alyssa Colman, author of The Gilded Girl
"Abe proves herself a master at creating worlds both exciting and comforting as she takes readers on whirlwind adventures. Alliana's indomitable spirit will delight and excite as she courageously embraces her dreams and encourages readers to do the same."--Adrianna Cuevas, author of the Pura Belpré honor book The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez and Cuba in My Pocket