The Lost Library

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$17.99  $16.73
Feiwel & Friends
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5.59 X 7.76 X 0.84 inches | 0.61 pounds

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About the Author
Rebecca Stead is the New York Times bestselling author of When You Reach Me, Liar & Spy, First Light, Goodbye Stranger, Bob, and, most recently, The List of Things That Will Not Change. Her books have been awarded the Newbery Medal, the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Fiction and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. Rebecca lives in New York City, where she is always on the lookout for her next story idea.
Wendy Mass is the New York Times bestselling author of The Candymakers series, Bob, and many other novels for young readers, including the Schneider Family Book Award-winner A Mango-Shaped Space, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life (which was made into a feature film), Every Soul a Star, Pi in the Sky, the Twice Upon a Time series, and the Willow Falls series that began with 11 Birthdays. She and her family live in New Jersey.


A TODAY SHOW Kids' Read Pick!


The Amazon #1 Best Kids' Book of 2023

An Amazon Best Book of the Month, September 2023

#1 Bestseller, New England and Southern Independent Booksellers Associations (NEBA & SIBA)

"When a makeshift Little Free Library appears on the town green, almost 20 years after the mysterious fire that burned down the town library, the people of Martinville are drawn together once more to not just solve the mystery of the fire but also to decide what it means for their own fates. Mass and Stead employ a rich cast of characters--including ghost librarians, graduating fifth-graders, mice, and a cat--to dive into the heart of Martinville. ... Full of heart, sly narration, and Stead's expected air of mystery, this is well suited for lovers of books and libraries and novels featuring ensemble casts." --Booklist

An entertaining, lightly fantastical and supernatural love letter to books, librarians, and Little Free Libraries.... Readers will come away feeling inspired."--The Horn Book Magazine

"A boy who visits a little free library gets more than he bargained for when he becomes a sleuth caught up in the middle of his town's most enduring mystery.... A page-turner with striking characters and a satisfying puzzle at its heart." --Kirkus Reviews

"An absolute treasure." -- Readings Booksellers (Australia)

"Written by two powerhouses of children's literature, Rebecca Stead and Wendy Mass ... Stead and Mass provide all the tools required to solve the book's multilayered mysteries--but rather than make the reveals too obvious, they create an alluring trail of breadcrumbs, inviting readers to leap to each discovery by themselves.... The Lost Library's whimsical simplicity is a delight. It is subtly magical, sweetly optimistic and above all, kind. The Lost Library reminds us that each book contains an entire universe, and the next one you step inside of could be the one that changes everything. The next time one of its readers walks past a little free library, they might just stop to look inside." --BookPage