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Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard

Category: Book
By (author): Auxier, Jonathan
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Age 10-14 Canadian
  JUVENILE FICTION / Books & Libraries
  JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
Publisher: Penguin Canada
Published: April 2016
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 8.50in x 5.50in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*You've met Peter Nimble. Now meet Sophie Quire in a new, unforgettable quest.
     It's been two years since Peter Nimble and Sir Tode rescued the kingdom of HazelPort. In that time, they have travelled far and wide in search of adventure. Now Peter and Sir Tode have been summoned by Professor Cake for a new mission: find a 12-year-old bookmender named Sophie Quire. Sophie knows little beyond the four walls of her father's bookshop, where she repairs old books and dreams of escaping the confines of her dull life. But when a strange boy and his talking cat/horse companion show up with a rare and mysterious book, she finds herself pulled into an adventure beyond anything she has ever read.
Review Quote*Praise for Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes:
Finalist for the 2012 Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction & Fantasy Writing
A MYRCA Honour Book
Shortlisted for the Diamond Willow Award

   • "Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes is as delightful a magical story as readers ages 9-14 will hope to find. Part hero quest, part orphan saga, and wholly captivating." --Wall Street Journal

Praise for The Night Gardener:
Shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award - Children's Literature
A Quill & Quire Book of the Year
Finalist for the Silver Birch Award

  • "Lots of creepiness, memorable characters, a worthy message ... make this cautionary tale one readers will not soon forget." --Kirkus (starred review) 

   • "Suspenseful and chilling, this novel is destined to become a classic." --Governor General's Award Committee
Biographical NoteJONATHAN AUXIER teaches creative writing and children's literature. He is the author of Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, which was a Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award Honour Book and was also shortlisted for the Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy and the Diamond Willow Award. His second book, The Night Gardener, was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award, the Silver Birch Award, and the CLA Book of the Year for Children Award. Auxier grew up near Vancouver and now lives in Pittsburgh with his family.
Online: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania