A thrilling debut novel where fantasy and science fiction meet, dragons aren’t as innocent as they look (which is to say, not innocent at all), and nothing is quite what it seems.

Anne has spent most of her thirteen years dreaming of the day she and her best friend Penelope will finally leave Saint Lupin’s Institute for Perpetually Wicked and Hideously Unattractive Children. When the big day arrives, a series of very curious happenings lead to Anne being charged with an epic quest. Anne, Penelope, and new adventuring partner Hiro have only days to travel to strange new locales, solve myriad riddles, and triumph over monstrous foes–or face the horrible consequences.

Packed with action, humor, and endless heart, this debut novel marks the first volume in an irresistible and original fantasy series.

Illustrated by Mariano Epelbaum

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Accolades for The Adventurer’s Guide to Successful Escapes:

BookExpo America (BEA) 2016 Middle Grade Buzz Book

Indies Introduce Summer/Fall 2016

2016 ABC Best Books for Young Readers

The Children’s Book Review Best New Kids Books for Preteens and Tweens | September 2016

Praise for The Adventurer’s Guide to Successful Escapes:

“Featuring a colorful and diverse cast of characters…and sometimes ridiculous yet nail-biting action, this is a highly distinctive, smart take on the fantasy novel.” —Kirkus Reviews

“The first in a fantasy adventure series with a unique crew of characters, this will tickle funny bones and leave readers awaiting the next installment.” —School Library Journal

“funny and fresh” —Booklist