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    Series: Ghostwriter
    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, Kwame Alexander
    9781728221502 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Classics Age (years) from 6 - 12 On Sale Date:December 01, 2019
    $18.99 CAD 5.87 x 7.78 x 0.52 in | 220 gr | 112 pages Carton Quantity:34 Canadian Rights: Y Sourcebooks Wonderland
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      Incredible stories. Award-winning storytellers.

      And epic adventure, mystery, and fun? We've got it all in this extraordinary new series from your friends at Sesame Workshop: Ghostwriter.

      Masterfully adapted by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, this diverse and playful retelling of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is sure to delight today's readers for years to come. Featuring an  introduction by Newbury and Coretta Scott King Award-winning poet and
      writer Kwame Alexander.

      The book also includes bonus activities:
      Games
      Quizzes
      Puzzles
      Vocabulary
      Reading Comprehension and
      Crafts!


      Bio

      Lewis Carroll's real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. He was born in 1832 in Daresbury, England. While teaching mathematics at Oxford University, he made up stories for his friend's three daughters. The story he told the little girl named Alice and her sisters became Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. He had it published into a book in 1865.

      Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich made up stories for her little sister when she was young, including one "true story" that she'd starred on Sesame Street, but had turned herself invisible to viewers. Today, she writes fiction and nonfiction,including the NAACP Image Award nominee Two Naomis, with Audrey Vernick, and its sequel, Nerdy Book Club winner Naomis Too. She's the author of 8th Grade Superzero, a Notable Book for a Global Society, Someday is Now: Clara Luper and the 1958 Oklahoma City Sit-ins, a Notable Social Studies Trade Book, Above and Beyond: NASA's Journey to Tomorrow, and the editor of The Hero Next Door, a middle grade anthology from We Need Diverse Books. She lives with her family in NYC where she writes, makes things, and needs to get more sleep.



      Marketing & Promotion
        - a tie-in to the new Ghostwriter series on Apple TV's streaming service
        - Newbery Award-winning author Kwame Alexander is the ambassador for this series of books and wrote the introduction
        - a diverse retelling of Alice in Wonderland

        - part of the new Ghostwriter series, which are companions to the new TV show on Apple TV+
        - introduction by Kwame Alexander
        - two other Ghostwriter books releasing at the same time, including The Jungle Book and Trinity
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    Series: Ghostwriter
    The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling, Karuna Riazi, Kwame Alexander
    9781728221533 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure Age (years) from 6 - 12 On Sale Date:December 01, 2019
    $18.99 CAD 5.99 x 7.81 x 0.6 in | 260 gr | 144 pages Carton Quantity:30 Canadian Rights: Y Sourcebooks Wonderland
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      Incredible stories. Award-winning storytellers.

      And epic adventure, mystery, and fun? We've got it all in this extraordinary new series from your friends at Sesame Workshop: Ghostwriter. Masterfully adapted by Karuna Riazi, this diverse and playful retelling of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book is sure to delight today's readers for years to come.  

      Featuring an introduction by Newbury and Coretta Scott King Award-winning poet and writer Kwame Alexander.

      The book also includes bonus activities:
      Games
      Quizzes
      Puzzles
      Vocabulary
      Reading Comprehension and
      Crafts
      Bio
      Rudyard Kipling was born in 1865 in Bombay (now Mumbai), India. When he was six years old, he and his sister were sent to England for school. As a young adult, he returned to India and worked as a journalist. He married an America woman and moved to the United States. While living in a cottage in Vermont, he wrote The Jungle Book for his baby daughter. He returned to England and, in 1907, was the first English writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. He died in 1936.

      Karuna Riazi
      is a born and raised New Yorker, with a loving, large extended family and the rather trying experience of being the eldest sibling in her particular clan. She holds a BA in English Literature from Hofstra University, and is an online diversity advocate, blogger, and educator. She is the author of The Gauntlet and The Battle, both from Simon & Schuster's Salaam Reads imprint. Karuna is fond of tea, Korean dramas, writing about tough girls forging their own paths toward their destinies, and baking new delectable treats for friends and family to relish.


       



      Marketing & Promotion
        - a tie-in to the new Ghostwriter series on Apple TV's streaming service
        - Newbery Award-winning author Kwame Alexander is the ambassador for this series of books and wrote the introduction
        - a diverse retelling of The Jungle Book
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    Series: Ghostwriter
    Trinity D.J. MacHale, Kwame Alexander
    9781728221564 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Classics Age (years) from 6 - 12 On Sale Date:December 31, 2019
    $18.99 CAD 7.7 x 7.2 x 0.74 in | 290 gr | 176 pages Carton Quantity:26 Canadian Rights: Y Sourcebooks Wonderland
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      Incredible stories. Award-winning storytellers.

      And epic adventure, mystery, and fun? We've got it all in this extraordinary new series from your friends at Sesame Workshop: Ghostwriter.

      By New York Times bestselling author DJ McHale, this diverse and playful edition of Trinity is sure to delight today's readers for years to come. Featuring an introduction by Newbury and Coretta Scott King Award-winning poet and writer Kwame Alexander.

      The book also includes bonus activities:
      Games
      Quizzes
      Puzzles
      Vocabulary
      Reading Comprehension and
      Crafts! 
      Bio
      D.J. MacHale is the author of the bestselling series Pendragon– Journal of an Adventure Through Time and Space; the spooky Morpheus Road trilogy; and the sci-fi thriller trilogy The SYLO Chronicles. His latest publication is the middle-grade supernatural series The Library, as well as the Audible Original fantasy The Equinox Curiosity Shop. In addition to his published works, he has written, directed and produced many award-winning television series and movies for young people including Are You Afraid of the Dark?; Flight 29 Down and Disney's Tower of Terror. D.J. lives with his family in Southern California.
      Visit him at djmachalebooks.com.
      Marketing & Promotion
        - a tie-in to the new Ghostwriter series on Apple TV's streaming service
        - Newbery Award-winning author Kwame Alexander is the ambassador for this series of books and wrote the introduction
        - a diverse retelling of Trinity
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    9781250170996 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy Age (years) from 14 - 18 On Sale Date:December 03, 2019 Print Run:1000000
    $25.99 CAD 6.25 x 9.25 x 1.25 in | 570 gr | 416 pages Carton Quantity:16 Canadian Rights: Y Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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      Description

      A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK

      “Meet Tomi Adeyemi—the new J.K. Rowling. (Yep, she’s that good).” —Entertainment Weekly


      After battling the impossible, Zélie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orïsha. But the ritual was more powerful than they could’ve imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji, but of nobles with magic ancestry, too.

      Now, Zélie struggles to unite the maji in an Orïsha where the enemy is just as powerful as they are. But when the monarchy and military unite to keep control of Orïsha, Zélie must fight to secure Amari's right to the throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy's wrath.

      With civil war looming on the horizon, Zélie finds herself at a breaking point: she must discover a way to bring the kingdom together or watch as Orïsha tears itself apart.

      Children of Virtue and Vengeance is the stunning sequel to Tomi Adeyemi's New York Times-bestselling debut Children of Blood and Bone, the first book in the Legacy of Orïsha trilogy.

      Praise for Children of Blood and Bone:

      “Poses thought-provoking questions about race, class and authority that hold up a warning mirror to our sharply divided society.” –The New York Times

      Bio
      Named one of TIME magazine's 100 most influential people, Tomi Adeyemi is a Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Nigerian-American writer and storyteller based in Los Angeles, CA. After graduating from Harvard University with an honors degree in English literature, she studied West African mythology, religion, and culture in Salvador, Brazil. Her first novel, Children of Blood and Bone, debuted at #1 on The New York Times Bestseller list and is being developed into a movie by Disney's Fox & Lucasfilm. Its highly anticipated sequel, Children of Virtue and Vengeance, also debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. When she’s not working or playing with puppies, Tomi can be found teaching creative writing at thewritersroadmap.net. In 2020, she was named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in Media, and her website has been named one of the 101 best websites for writers by Writer’s Digest.
      Marketing & Promotion
        - 1 million print run
        - the sequel to Children of Blood and Bone which was the breakout YA book of 2018, received 5 starred reviews, and sold over 18k copies in Canada
        - Entertainment Weekly called Tomi Adeyemi "the new J.K. Rowling"
        - EW.com exclusive excerpt reveal
        - pending interview with CBC q
        - a Raincoast Superlead

        Raincoast Superlead:
        sequel to Children of Blood and Bone, which has sold over 16k copies in hc in Canada


    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      NPR Best Book of the Year 2019, Long-listed
      Amazon.com Best Books of the Year 2019, Long-listed
      Reviews

      TIME Top 100 Fantasy Books of All Time
      TIME 100: Most Influential People of 2020
      NPR's Best Books of 2019


      "Relentless even beyond its finish, this is a sure-fire hit. Definitely have more than one on hand." —Booklist, Starred Review

      "Adeyemi's thrilling second Legacy of Orïsha novel ups the stakes and expands the series' mythology while extolling unity and illustrating the futility of hatred and retribution... a vivid, visceral tale studded with action and capped with a literary gut-punch." —Publishers Weekly

      "The passion and drama in the writing are as powerful as ever...Readers delighted by the complex, politically sophisticated kingdom of Orïsha will cheer its return in this alluring sequel." —Horn Book


      Praise for Children of Blood and Bone:

      “Adeyemi taps into a rich imaginative lineage as she weaves West African mythology into a bespoke world that resonates with our own.” The Atlantic

      “Propulsive pacing and richly imagined world.” Vox

      “Adeyemi’s writing is beautiful and immersive.” –Tor.com

      “A miraculous achievement.” –The Guardian

      “The epic I’ve been waiting for.” New York Times-bestselling author Marie Lu

      “You will be changed. You will be ready to rise up and reclaim your own magic!”New York Times-bestselling author Dhonielle Clayton

      “A magnificent, heartrending, earthshaking debut.” —New York Times-bestselling author Daniel José Older

      "High stakes, a captivating fantasy landscape, and a brave heroine worth rooting for make Children of Blood and Bone unlike anything I've ever read." —Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of Beautiful Creatures and author of The Lovely Reckless

      "Powerful, captivating, and raw—Adeyemi is a talent to watch. Exceptional." —Kirkus, Starred Review

      "Adeyemi’s devastating debut is a brutal, beautiful tale of revolution, faith, and star-crossed love." —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

      "... Adeyemi keeps it fresh with an all-black cast of characters, a meaningful emphasis on fighting for justice, a complex heroine saving her own people, and a brand of magic made more powerful by the strength of heritage and ancestry." —Booklist, Starred Review

      "...A refreshing YA fantasy with an all–West African cast of characters that should be on every shelf." —School Library Journal, Starred Review

      "This is an exceptional debut from the author and will have a huge audience desperately waiting for more." —VOYA, Starred Review

      "Nigerian culture and geography... give this fantasy a distinct flavor, further distinguished by the intensity of emotion." —Horn Book

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    Lost Connections Why You're Depressed and How to Find Hope Johann Hari
    9781632868312 Paperback PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health On Sale Date:December 03, 2019 Print Run:75000
    $24.50 CAD 5.52 x 8.27 x 1.14 in | 430 gr | 416 pages Carton Quantity:32 Canadian Rights: Y Bloomsbury Publishing
    • Marketing Copy

      Description

      The New York Times bestseller from the author of Chasing the Scream, offering a radical new way of thinking about depression and anxiety.

      There was a mystery haunting award-winning investigative journalist Johann Hari. He was thirty-nine years old, and almost every year he had been alive, depression and anxiety had increased in Britain and across the Western world. Why?

      He had a very personal reason to ask this question. When he was a teenager, he had gone to his doctor and explained that he felt like pain was leaking out of him, and he couldn't control it or understand it. Some of the solutions his doctor offered had given him some relief-but he remained in deep pain.

      So, as an adult, he went on a forty-thousand-mile journey across the world to interview the leading experts about what causes depression and anxiety, and what solves them. He learned there is scientific evidence for nine different causes of depression and anxiety-and that this knowledge leads to a very different set of solutions: ones that offer real hope.

      Bio
      Johann Hari is the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing the Scream. He was a columnist for the Independent in London for nine years and was twice named Newspaper Journalist of the Year by Amnesty International UK. He has written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Slate, Le Monde, and others.
      Marketing & Promotion
        - the NYT bestselling book now in PB
        - over 8k copies of Lost Connections sold in HC in Canada
        - received excellent blurbs from Elton John, Hillary Clinton, Naomi Klein, and more
        - starred review from Library Journal
        - Rep Pick

        - 75k print run
        - New York Times bestseller in hardcover
        - “A wonderful and incisive analysis of the depression and alienation that are haunting American society” —Hillary Rodham Clinton
        - “If you have ever been down, or felt lost, this amazing book will change your life.” —Elton John
        - over 3k copies of the hardcover sold in Canada

        Rep Pick: This book is a fascinating look at depression, and how we treat it as a society. Full of examples of how real people are dealing with their mental health, Hari had me examining the fabric of my own life. Lost Connections is thoroughly empathetic and readable. —Ali Hewitt


    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews

      Lost Connections offers a wonderful and incisive analysis of the depression and alienation that are haunting American society.” —Hillary Rodham Clinton

      “If you have ever been down, or felt lost, this amazing book will change your life. Do yourself a favour--read it now.” —Elton John

      “Wise, probing, and deeply generous Hari has produced a book packed with explosive revelations about our epidemic of despair. I am utterly convinced that the more people read this book, the better off the world will be.” —Naomi Klein

      “This is a bold and inspiring book that will help far more than just those who suffer from depression. As Hari shows, we all have within us the potential to live in ways that are healthier and wiser.” —Arianna Huffington

      “Through a breath-taking journey across the world, Johann Hari exposes us to extraordinary people and concepts that will change the way we see depression forever. It is a brave, moving, brilliant, simple and earth-shattering book that must be read by everyone and anyone who is longing for a life of meaning and connection.” —Eve Ensler, author of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES

      “This is one of those extraordinary books that you want all your friends to read immediately--because the shift in world-view is so compelling and dramatic that you wonder how you'll be able to have conversations with them otherwise.” —Brian Eno

      “One of the world's most important and most enlightening thinkers and social critics.” —Glenn Greenwald, winner of the Pulitzer Prize

      “Johann Hari is again getting people to think differently about our mood, our minds and our drug use, and that is something we need a lot more of.” —Bill Maher

      “Depression and anxiety are the maladies of our time, but not for the reasons you think . . . An important diagnosis from one of the ablest journalists writing in the English language today.” —Thomas Frank, author of WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH KANSAS

      “Eye-opening, highly detailed . . . The book is part personal odyssey, in which Hari gets to grips with the flaws in his own treatment, and part scholarly reflection, where he sifts through the varying perspectives of scientists, psychologists and people with depression . . . Hari is clear about the difficulties of the task ahead and, in offering new ways of thinking, presents not surefire solutions but, he says, 'an alternative direction of travel' . . . A compassionate, common-sense approach to depression and anxiety . . . His book brings with it an urgency and rigour that will, with luck, encourage the authorities to sit up and take note.” —Guardian, "Book of the Day, 17 January 2018"

      “A bold call for a complete re-evaluation of what is causing the western epidemic of mental illness.” —Sunday Times

      “Brilliant.” —Mail on Sunday

      “This book has a great deal to offer. Lost Connections isn't as much about science and mental health as it is about society, and the stories we tell around mental illness . . . This book's value lies in its attempt to change the stories we tell about the depressed and anxious, and perhaps help some of those suffering change how they think about themselves.” —Independent

      Lost Connections is a fascinating look at what causes people to be depressed.” —Fast Company

      “This well-written and well-documented book offers a powerful argument against the pharmacological treatment of depression and raises some provocative arguments. Highly recommended.” —Library Journal

      “Salient and timely.” —Irish Times

      “His comprehensible and penetrating study features extensive research and interviews with everyone from leading scientists and medics to members of the Amish community.” —Irish Examiner

      “You might think Lost Connections is a self-help title but in reality it's a book that aims to change society, not individuals . . . Lost Connections is an important and controversial book because it asks questions about the biggest problems we have in the world.” —Attitude Magazine

      “Thought-provoking . . . His comprehensible and penetrating study features extensive research and interviews with everyone from leading scientists and medics to members of the Amish community. This heartening book reveals the mutual social benefits of reconnecting with others and helping them to help yourself. *****” —Western Mail

      “[Hari] takes a big, controversial subject, surrounded by strong opinions and taboos, covers it on a global canvas through diligent research and extensive human interaction, and reaches a clear and broadly compelling conclusion.” —Literary Review

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    I Love You All Ways Marianne Richmond, Dubravka Kolanovic
    9781492675150 Board book JUVENILE FICTION / Family Age (years) from 2 - 8 On Sale Date:December 03, 2019
    $12.99 CAD 7.48 x 6.91 x 0.72 in | 350 gr | 26 pages Carton Quantity:36 Canadian Rights: Y Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
    • Marketing Copy

      Description

      A USA Today Bestseller!

      Share your love with the whole family with this heartwarming story from bestselling author, Marianne Richmond. Perfect for Valentine's Day gifts or your family library, and anytime you want to spread love and joy.

      From the author of Be Brave Little One and If I Could Keep You Little comes I Love You All Ways, an adorable exploration of how love surrounds us, no matter what we do or where we go. From morning to night — through the happy, playful, and mischievous moments — I Love You All Ways is a sweet celebration of the never-ending love for a child.

      In case you ever wonder,

      in the busy of our days,

      exactly how you're loved by me,

      I think you'll be amazed.

      Bio
      Beloved author and illustrator MARIANNE RICHMOND has touched the lives of millions for nearly two decades through her award winning books, greeting cards, and other gift products that offer people the most heartfelt way to connect with each other. She lives in the Nashville area. Visit www.mariannerichmond.com.
      Dubravka Kolanovic is a children's book illustrator based in Croatia. She studied at the Savannah College of Art and Design and the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb.
      Marketing & Promotion
        - over 66k copies of Marianne Richmond's books sold in Canada
        - a brand new package with illustrations from Dubravka Kolanovic
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    Reverie Ryan La Sala
    9781492682660 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy Age (years) from 14 - 17 On Sale Date:December 03, 2019
    $25.50 CAD 5.91 x 8.68 x 1.37 in | 460 gr | 416 pages Carton Quantity:14 Canadian Rights: Y Sourcebooks Fire
    • Marketing Copy

      Description

      A B&N's YA Book Club Pick * Walmart Buzz Pick * Indie Next Pick * Book of the Month Club YA Box

      A "joyously, riotously queer" (Kirkus) young adult fantasy from debut author Ryan La Sala, Reverie is a wildly imaginative story about dreams becoming reality, perfect for fans of Adam Silvera and Laini Taylor.

      A few weeks ago, Kane Montgomery was in an accident that robbed him of his memory. The only thing he knows for certain is that the police found him half-dead in the river. The world as he knows it feels different—reality seems different. And when strange things start happening around him, Kane isn't sure where to turn.

      And then three of his classmates show up, claiming to be his friends and the only people who can tell him what's truly going on. Kane doesn't know what to believe or who he can trust. But as he and the others are dragged into increasingly fantastical dream worlds drawn from imagination, it becomes clear that there is dark magic at work. Nothing in Kane's life is an accident, and only he can keep the world itself from unraveling.

      Reverie is an intricate and compelling LGBT young adult book about the secret worlds we hide within ourselves and what happens when they become real.

      Praise for Reverie:

      "This outstanding debut novel will light readers' imaginations on fire...Imaginative, bold, and full of queer representation, this is a must-purchase for YA collections."—School Library Journal *STARRED REVIEW*

      "This fantasy offers readers something wonderfully new and engaging...a gem of a novel that is as affirming as it is entertaining."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

      "The story's many LGBTQ characters are prominently represented and powerfully nuanced."—Publishers Weekly

      "A darkly imagined, riveting fantasy… thrilling."—Shelf Awareness

      "Joyously, riotously queer... The themes of creating one's own reality and fighting against the rules imposed by the world you're born into will ring powerfully true for many young readers."—Kirkus Reviews

      Bio
      Ryan La Sala grew up in Connecticut, but only physically. Mentally, he spent most of his childhood in the worlds of Sailor Moon and Xena: Warrior Princess, which perhaps explains all the twirling. He studied Anthropology and Neuroscience at Northeastern University before becoming a project manager specialized in digital tools. He technically lives in New York City, but has actually transcended material reality and only takes up a human shell for special occasions, like brunch, andto watch anime (which is banned on the astral plane). He is the author of Reverie and Be Dazzled. You can visit him at ryanlasala.com.
      Marketing & Promotion
        - starred review from School Library Journal
        - Kirkus review
        - Publishers Weekly review
        - Booklist review
        - Paste Magazine cover reveal
        - Raincoast Blog Tour December 2-5

    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews

      "Forget following your own dreams; follow Ryan La Sala’s into Reverie, a vivid, exciting, and profoundly original tale of identity, imagination, and, of course, villainous drag queen sorcery." — Alex London, bestselling author of Proxy and Black Wings Beating


      "Readers will be guessing to the end of this wild and weird and crazy ride, and they'll love every minute of it." — Sam J. Miller, Nebula-Award-winning author of The Art of Starving


      "Smart, sensitive, and unabashedly queer, this atmospheric debut reshaped my heart. Reverie has the makings of a YA sensation." — Amy Rose Capetta, author of The Brilliant Death and The Lost Coast


      "Reverie is a dreamy escapist fantasy that will keep you entertained and on your toes. With beautiful prose, fantastic landscapes, and a drag queen sorceress who I'd let step on me any day, you won't want to miss this debut." — Tara Sim, author of the Timekeeper trilogy


      "Ryan La Sala’s debut novel is a fever nightmare of epically queer proportions. Told in a commanding voice and with both wit and style, Reverie is the kind of magical, twisty adventure that made me feel at home. This novel is truly a dream come true, and I can’t wait for queer teens to get lost in its hypnotic tale." — Mark Oshiro, author of Anger is a Gift


      "Ryan La Sala’s debut is effervescent. Reverie is unlike anything I’ve read." — Zoraida Córdova, award-winning author of Labyrinth Lost


      "A unique addition to YA collections that represents diversity in the book’s characters and the author." — School Library Connection


      "Joyously, riotously queer... The themes of creating one's own reality and fighting against the rules imposed by the world you're born into will ring powerfully true for many young readers." — Kirkus Reviews


      "A unique, clever fantasy with a strong protagonist." — Booklist


      "This outstanding debut novel will light readers’ imaginations on fire...Imaginative, bold, and full of queer representation, this is a must-purchase for YA collections." — School Library Journal (starred review)


      "La Sala weaves compelling tension...La Sala’s portrayal of Kane’s friendship with the Others is heartfelt, and the story’s many LGBTQ characters are prominently represented and powerfully nuanced." — Publishers Weekly


      "A darkly imagined, riveting fantasy… thrilling." — Shelf Awareness


      "With its fresh take on a diverse cast, its queer-power narrative, and its unique rendering of dream magic, this fantasy offers readers something wonderfully new and engaging...a gem of a novel that is as affirming as it is entertaining." — The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books


      "A spectacular, imaginative tale unlike anything you’ve read all year... You don’t want to miss this book!" — Paste Magazine


      "Innovative... Featuring magic, monsters, and a drag queen sorceress, Reverie promises to open entirely new vistas in the world of LGBTQ fiction." — Goodreads Blog


      "[An] inclusive and dazzling debut." — POPSUGAR


      "Reverie is easy to fall in love with. La Sala is an exquisite wordsmith and he puts those talents on display as he crafts the intricacies of the reveries and the astonishment of the rainbow-colored magic battles. Reverie makes a strong, late-season case as one of the best young adult fantasies of the year." — Tor.com


      "I don't know that I've ever encountered a book quite like Reverie before. It wears its queerness and its narrative weirdness on its sleeve and it paints outside the genre box, even as it gleefully pulls tropes out of that same box and flings them around like confetti. It feels like something fresh and different, and I'll be fascinated to see if it leads the way for a new YA trend. Queer, dream-bending mystery fantasy may well be the next big thing, and I'm here for it!" — NPR.org


      "Stunning and terrifying to behold." — Hypable


      "La Sala created a work that toys with fantasy — as in dreams contrasted with reality — and the fantasy genre itself, which for so long has had a narrow concept of who gets to be heroes. "Reverie" kicks open the doors to new voices, rainbow fire and all." — The ARTery (WBUR)


      "Powerful... [La Sala] is a model for what an authentic queer writer can be, and it comes through in his debut." — Medium

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    Life Is a 4-Letter Word Laughing and Learning Through 40 Life Lessons David A. Levy
    9781642501544 Paperback BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Medical On Sale Date:December 03, 2019
    $24.95 CAD 7.74 x 6.96 x 0.64 in | 180 gr | 224 pages Carton Quantity:48 Canadian Rights: Y Mango Media
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      Laugh and Learn with These Life LessonsInsights from a veteran psychologist: Dr. David Levy is a media consultant who has appeared on over 70 television and radio broadcasts, from CNN to National Geographic, to provide psychological perspectives on current events. His previous works have been published internationally, many of them becoming bestsellers. In this book, Levy approaches readers on a more personal level but carries the same expertise that he's shared with viewers and listeners worldwide.
      Valuable life lessons: Levy's book takes a different approach than others in the self-help genre. Rather than being instructional, Levy shares bits of wisdom through telling his own stories. In other words, he offers life lessons without lecturing or preaching. Written in a style that is engaging and humorous, readers will find relatable truths in Levy's uplifting stories and wise advice.
      A journey to wisdom: The path to living a smarter lifestyle is not always smooth. Levy encourages readers to embrace all the feelings his book may bring out as they read his stories, from laughing to wincing, and learning along the way. Discover the power of positive thinking as Levy shares a lifetime journey of personal reflections, growth, and wisdom.
      Dive into Dr. David Levy's latest book, Life Is a 4-Letter Word, and find. . .
      * 40 autobiographical essays, each one containing a relatable and applicable life lesson * A unique source of both humor and inspiration that reassures readers that life is good * A self-help book for men and women from a published professional in psychology If books such as You are a Badass, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F - , Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, and Sometimes You Win - Sometimes You Learn have interested you, then Life Is a 4-Letter Word should be your next read!
      Bio
      Dr. David A. Levy has extensive experience as a professor, therapist, author, actor, researcher, and media consultant.

      Levy is a Professor of Psychology at Pepperdine University, where he has been teaching graduate psychology courses since 1986. Dr. Levy holds professional licenses both in psychology and in marriage and family therapy and has worked in a wide range of private practice and inpatient settings.
      Levy's book, Tools of Critical Thinking, (acclaimed as "the thinking person's self-help book"), garnered widespread acclaim for its innovative approaches to improving thinking skills.

      As a media consultant, Levy has appeared on over 70 television and radio broadcasts (including CNN, CBS, NBC, PBS, NPR, Fox, NatGeo, A&E, and E!), providing psychological perspectives on current events, and examining issues and trends in the mental health fields.

      He has also worked as a professional director, producer, writer, and actor in motion pictures, television, and stage. He received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Performance in a Network Television Series, and he was a guest star on the television series Cheers, where he portrayed the leader of Frasier's low self-esteem group (a role which he adamantly maintains is not "type-casting").
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