Twist

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A group of gifted kids must band together to save their town and a fantasy world from horror-story monsters come to life in Sarah Cannon's imaginative middle-grade novel, Twist...

Eli has a dream. He's going to be the next Stephen King, and he's just created his best monster yet!

Neha has a secret. Her notebook is filled with drawings of a fantasy world called Forest Creeks, and it's become inhabited by wonderful imaginary creatures. But her new friends are in danger . . .

Court has a gift, both for finding trouble and for stopping it. And when she accidentally ends up with one of Neha's drawings, she quickly realizes that the monsters raiding Forest Creeks are coming from Eli's stories.

When these three creative kids come together, they accidentally create a doorway from Forest Creeks into the real world, and now every monster that Eli ever imagined has been unleashed upon their town!

Praise for Sarah Cannon's Oddity:

"This book grabbed me from page one. Wild, whacky, and yet utterly believable." —Sage Blackwood, author of Jinx

"Readers will be hooked from the first page. . . . Featuring a diverse cast of characters, this fantasy is chock-full of adventure and agency, making it a must-buy and a must-read for most middle graders." —School Library Journal

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About the author

Sarah Cannon, author of Oddity, has lived all over the U.S., but right now she calls Indiana home. She has a husband, three kids, and a misguided dog. Sarah holds a B.S. in Education. She's a nerdy knitting gardener who drinks a lot of coffee, and eats a lot of raspberries.

She is probably human.

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Publisher
Feiwel & Friends
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Published on
Feb 11, 2020
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Pages
304
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ISBN
9781250123312
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
Juvenile Fiction / Monsters
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship
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Eligible for Family Library

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A Junior Library Guild selection
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