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Quinn and the Quiet, Quiet
Weird Stories Gone Wrong
By (author): Philippa Dowding
9781459743106 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Age (years) from 9 - 12, Reading age from 9 - 12 JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic Sep 21, 2019
$11.99 CAD
Active 5 x 8 x 0.6 in | 140 gr 152 pages 12 B&W illustrations Dundurn
Quinn might get used to the food, Work Bots, and creating the Blue Brick™ … but why are children all around him turning blue?

Quinn Fleet, twelve, Packager (QF12P) has only been at the Work Centre for three days, but he’s already seen a Caver run away, faced interrogation, and been made to stand in front of a crowd of children in the Grand Hall to apologize for breaking a Blue Brick™.

That's when he notices that all the children at the Work Centre look so thin, ragged, and blue.

Why are the children turning blue? Why can they make the strange blue spark when they snap their fingers? What’s the blue shimmer in the air? And why do a renegade Work Bot and an Officer want Quinn to lead the NewBlues to the sanctuary of the Quiet, Quiet?

But more than all that, what is the Quiet, Quiet, anyway?

  • Sixth book in the hit Weird Stories Gone Wrong series for middle-grade readers
  • Multi-award-nominated series for middle-grade readers (SYRCA Diamond Willow, Silver Birch Express, Hackmatack)
  • Unusual, creepy, and intriguing stories from acclaimed Canadian author Philippa Dowding
  • The fast-pace, short chapters, engaging illustrations, and strong writing will keep children turning pages
  • “Goosebumps from north of the border” —Kirkus Reviews, for Myles and the Monster Outside
  • Like Allan Stratton, Jonathan Auxier, and L.M. Falcone, Philippa Dowding can write a fantastic creepy story for kids, but Philippa does it in 20,000 words or less, which will be sure to engage even the most unwilling of readers!

Philippa Dowding is an award-winning children’s author, a poet, and a copywriter. Her many literary nominations include the Silver Birch Express, Red Cedar, and Red Maple awards. She lives in Toronto.

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Elham Ali,

Quinn and the Quiet, Quiet is a timely tale about what can happen when we destroy the only home we have ever known....Writing in clear and concise language, Philippa Dowding has done a great job at taking a very serious topic and making it age-appropriate. Overall, a very enjoyable read. - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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