Author Julie Berry, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has a NEW middle-grade novel releasing in October, and a virtual event at King’s English on Tuesday, October 20 at 6pm MT.
Julie’s novels are hailed by critics and she has been called “a modern master of historical fiction” and “a celestially inspired storyteller.” She has written multiple award-winning novels for children and young adults, including Printz Honor winner The Passion of Dolssa and Odyssey Honor winner The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place. Lovely War (2019) was a New York Times bestseller and Wall Street Journal Best Children’s Book of 2019.
So, you can imagine how thrilled we are to be releasing Julie’s NEW middle-grade novel, Wishes and Wellingtons, which goes on-sale October 13, 2020!
We are receiving lovely praise for Wishes and Wellingtons:
· “The time-tested premise of three magic wishes foolishly squandered meets a djinni right out of the Thousand and One Nights and a pastiche late–Victorian London setting in this lively boarding school romp/fantasy/mystery/adventure” – Horn Book
· “Berry’s (Lovely War) globe-spanning romp balances tongue-in-cheek humor with a heartfelt focus on found family and friendship as the newly minted trio face impossible odds, both mundane and supernatural… Maeve’s drive to eschew marriage and propriety in favor of independence conveys a message of female empowerment.” – Publishers Weekly
· “Small details weave together to create an engaging tapestry that becomes more complex and compelling with every page turn… A nostalgic Dickens and Nesbit mashup.” – Kirkus
· “It will ensorcell and entertain…Berry mixes classic storytelling with modern feminism, as Maeve forges genuine friendships, outsmarts a powerful foe, and matures without losing her edge.” – Booklist
· “This novel spotlights friendship and an athletic, unconventional heroine… Readers looking for a fantastical romp through Victorian England will be entertained.” – School Library Journal