The Verdigris Pawn

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5.5 X 8.5 X 1.3 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Alysa Wishingrad writes fantastical stories for young readers, tales that ask: Is the truth really true? Her favorite stories are those that meld the historical with the fantastic and that find ways to shine a light on both the things that divide and unite us all. The Verdigris Pawn, a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection, was her debut novel. Alysa lives in the Hudson Valley with her family and two demanding rescue dogs. You can find her at or on Twitter at @awishingrad or Instagram at @alysawishingradwrites.


A rich, inventive, captivating story of big injustices and small heroes, The Verdigris Pawn nods to classic fantasy while asking questions deeply relevant to our world. A magical adventure that readers will adore. -- Anne Ursu, author of The Lost Girl

Heartfelt, hopeful, and charming, The Verdigris Pawn is a deftly crafted tale that weaves adventure with purpose, beautifully illustrating how kids can change the world. -- Heather Kassner, author of The Plentiful Darkness

The Verdigris Pawn is a wonderful escape, a tale of truth, trust, and doing what's right. Readers will delight in this fast-paced fantasy in which mistakes can be opportunities, power is not what it seems, and the seemingly helpless can have the greatest impact of all. A perfect debut for our times. -- Diane Magras, award-winning author of The Mad Wolf's Daughter

With vibrant characters readers can't help but cheer for, Wishingrad's debut is a tribute to the beauty of both language and story. Filled with magic, suspense, and a shifting landscape of who is friend and who is foe, The Verdigris Pawn expertly explores the double-edged swords of power, loyalty and righteousness. A gorgeous and unforgettable book. -- Rebecca K.S. Ansari, author of The Missing Piece of Charlie O'Reilly and The In-Between