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About the Author
Jacqueline West is the author of the New York Times-bestselling middle grade series The Books of Elsewhere, the Schneider Family Book Award Honor Book The Collectors, and several other novels for young readers and teens. An award-winning poet and occasional actress, she lives with her family in Red Wing, Minnesota.
"Original, brave, and addictive. West has created creatures cuddly and terrifying and hilarious, and a protagonist you will love. This is a world you're going to want to return to long after the book is done." -- Adam Gidwitz, bestselling author of the Newbery Honor book The Inquisitor's Tale
"The Collectors has the whole package -- a brilliant premise, a compelling hero, and a crackling sense of humor. It's everything a young reader could wish for!" -- Jonathan Auxier, New York Times-Bestselling author of The Night Gardener
"Magic and mystery lurk behind every shadow in this inventive, engrossing, and wonderfully strange adventure. In The Collectors, Jacqueline West gives readers a book to adore." -- Anne Ursu, author of The Real Boy
"The Collectors is made out of dangerous and delightful magic."
-- William Alexander, award-winning author of A Properly Unhaunted Place
"West captures Van's curiosity and wonder for life, giving his personality an air of innocence...A brilliant fantasy adventure exploring the consequences of getting what you wish for." -- ALA Booklist
"West has constructed a fast-paced and engrossing tale of a boy wrestling with the consequences of power and responsibility... Readers may not wish to leave this magical world" -- Kirkus Reviews
"A gentle, triumphant reminder that being different doesn't correspond to weakness. First in a planned duology, West's magical adventure offers humor and warmhearted adventure." -- Publishers Weekly