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“You have a family, friends, a home. You go to school, and like all children, you like to play. One day, a threat appears and changes everything.”
This is the kind of book that’s going to appeal to kids young and old. A contemporary classic with ingrained appeal and the occasional jolt of weirdness to keep things interesting.
A squirrel heroine. An epic adventure. Delicious hints of familiar fairy tales (Little Red Riding Hood, naturally), and tasty treats. For the anxious child, Evergreen may well be the hero they’ve always needed.
Folks, I see the challenge before me and I raise you one Chris Harris and one Andrea Tsurumi. A literary power duo the like of which the world of literature for kids has never seen.
A book that had me laughing and biting my nails in turn. Hard to think of any other title to compare to this.
A book that takes a pretty basic concept and strings it along to its impossible, illogically logical, end. For some kids, this is going to be the book they remember for the rest of their lives.
With all the talk of middle grade novels and the need for concise reads, Torrey Maldonado stands as the king of such texts. We talk with him today.