Kenneth Oppel is the author of numerous books for young readers. His award-winning Silverwing trilogy has sold over a million copies worldwide and been adapted as an animated TV series and stage play. Airborn won a Michael L. Printz Honor Book Award and the Canadian Governor General's Literary Award for children's literature; its sequel, Skybreaker, was a New York Times bestseller and was named Children's Novel of the Year by the London Times. He is also the author of Half Brother, This Dark Endeavor, Such Wicked Intent, and The Boundless. Born on Canada's Vancouver Island, he has lived in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, Canada; in England and Ireland; and now resides in Toronto with his wife and children. Visit him at KennethOppel.ca. Jon Klassen is a Canadian illustrator who lives in Los Angeles now. He works as an animator for DreamWorks, where he worked extensively on Coraline. He likes cats, in theory. Visit him BurstofBeaden.com.
*"Compelling and accessible."--Kirkus Reviews - Starred Review "August 2015 " * "Oppel uses a dark and disturbing lens to produce an unnerving psychological thriller."--Publisher's Weekly - Starred Review "July 2015 " * "Emotionally haunting...This affecting middle grade psychological thriller is recommended as a first purchase"--School Library Journal - Starred Review "August 2015 " * "a tight and focused story about the dangers of wishing things back to normal at any cost....the emotional resonance is deep, and Steve's precarious interactions with the honey-voiced queen make one's skin crawl."--The Horn Book - Starred Review "September/October 2015 " *"With subtle, spine-chilling horror at its heart, this tale of triumph over monsters--both outside and in--is outstanding....Printz-winning, New York Times best-selling Oppel and Caldecott-winning Klassen are a match made in kid-lit heaven. Expect ample buzz." --Booklist - Starred Review "July 2015 "