The Next Great Jane

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Dial Books
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5.6 X 8.4 X 1.0 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author
K. L. Going is the award-winning author of multiple books for children and teens. She received a Michael Printz Honor for her teen novel, Fat Kid Rules the World, which was made into a feature film. Her beloved middle-grade novel, The Libera­tion of Gabriel King, was an IRA Notable Book for a Global Society, a CBC Children's Choice, was nominated for eleven state awards, and is taught in classrooms around the world. Her books have been Booksense picks, Scholastic Book Club choices, Junior Library Guild selec­tions, and have been published worldwide. She currently writes and teaches Language Arts and writing to seventh and eighth graders at a Montessori school, and lives in New York with her family.
* "Buoyant, with interesting plot developments, layered characters, humorous moments, and a healthy dose of marine science. . . Adoration for Jane Austen and a matchmaking scheme worthy of Emma Woodhouse add an extra dash of heart to this wonderfully told tale."--Booklist, starred review

* "Fans of Going will love her latest book, and new fans will emerge with a new favorite. Going has created another original and captivating story by weaving engaging characters in an ordinary setting who do incredible and impossible things. An inspirational must-have for every library."--School Library Journal, starred review

* "Readers will be deeply invested in [Jane's] story and well-being and there is a plenty of action that will keep them hooked. This is a book you will end up reading in a day or two because you'll simply have to see how the story plays out!"--School Library Connection, starred review

"Going succeeds with witty banter and young small-town characters that are both sophisticated and accessible. . . . This humorous tale is led by a young writer who is, like Jane Austen, quite determined."--Kirkus Reviews

"Lively romantic comedy with timely discussions of natural science and climate change, as well as advice on what it takes to become a successful author."--Publishers Weekly