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Biography (from her website): Kelly is an author, teacher, and mom. She has written several short stories for grown-ups, and thirteen high-interest nonfiction books for children. Prior to her life as a writer, she worked as a waitress, a teacher, a secretary, a park ranger, an activist, a janitor, a coffee barrista, and a phone book delivery girl. The sum of these experiences has prepared her for exactly nothing - aside from building stories, which she has been doing happily for the last few years. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her three brilliant children, architect husband, and emotionally-unstable dog.

Barnhill, Kelly  
Iron Hearted Violet
Ages 8 and up. Princess Violet is plain, reckless, and possibly too clever for her own good. She and her friend Demetrius find a forbidden book in a hidden room, telling the story of the Nybbas, an evil being imprisoned in their world. The story can't really be true - but then the whispers start. Violet and Demetrius, along with an ancient dragon, may hold the key to the Nybbas' triumph - or its demise. After all, stories make their own rules.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2012 Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy

 
Novel, 425 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Little, Brown - 2014 - ISBN: 0316056758 / 9780316056755  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023969 $7.00
Barnhill, Kelly  
Iron Hearted Violet
Signed by the author on the title page. Ages 8 and up. Princess Violet is plain, reckless, and possibly too clever for her own good. She and her friend Demetrius find a forbidden book in a hidden room, telling the story of the Nybbas, an evil being imprisoned in their world. The story can't really be true - but then the whispers start. Violet and Demetrius, along with an ancient dragon, may hold the key to the Nybbas' triumph - or its demise. After all, stories make their own rules.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2012 Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy

 
Novel, 424 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Little, Brown - 2012 - ISBN: 0316056731 / 9780316056731  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New019357 $16.99
Barnhill, Kelly  
The Mostly True Story of Jack
Signed by the author on the title page. Ages 8 and up. When Jack is sent to Hazelwood, Iowa, to live with his crazy aunt and uncle, he expects a summer of boredom. But the people of Hazelwood have been waiting for him for a long time. He makes friends. The town bully beats him up. And the richest man in town begins to plot Jack's imminent demise. It's up to Jack to figure out why - but to do that, he'll have to believe that magic is real, and has something to do with him.

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 319 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Little, Brown - 2012 - ISBN: 0316056723 / 9780316056724  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New019354 $6.99
Barnhill, Kelly  
The Mostly True Story of Jack
Signed by the author on the title page. Ages 8 and up. When Jack is sent to Hazelwood, Iowa, to live with his crazy aunt and uncle, he expects a summer of boredom. But the people of Hazelwood have been waiting for him for a long time. He makes friends. The town bully beats him up. And the richest man in town begins to plot Jack's imminent demise. It's up to Jack to figure out why - but to do that, he'll have to believe that magic is real, and has something to do with him.

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 319 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Little, Brown - 2011 - ISBN: 0316056707 / 9780316056700  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New013098 $16.99


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