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SOLD!!! Congrats to Jaleigh Johnson!

DRAGONFLY_jkt_frontCongratulations to Jaleigh Johnson!

We are thrilled to announce JOURNEY OF THE IRON GLORY has sold to Krista Marino at Delacorte! Jaleigh’s debut fantasy middle grade THE MARK OF THE DRAGONFLY was released by Delacorte last spring. THE SECRETS OF SOLACE (Book #2 in this amazing world) will be out in early 2016. Then, JOURNEY OF THE IRON GLORY will be Book #3 in 2017 and an untitled Book #4 comes a year later. Cheers and yippeeee from your #1 fangirl, Jaleigh!

Merging elements of dystopia, steampunk, and fantasy, this magnetic middle-grade debut imagines an alien world where 13-year-old Piper survives by working as a scrapper, salvaging artifacts left behind by meteor storms.
–Publishers Weekly, starred review

A well-imagined world of veritable adventure.
–Kirkus, starred review

A fantastic and original tale of adventure and magic
–School Library Journal, starred review

From Publishers Marketplace:
March 6, 2015
Children’s: Middle grade
Author of THE MARK OF THE DRAGONFLY, Jaleigh Johnson’s JOURNEY OF THE IRON GLORY, about an impossible journey, a mysterious stowaway and a magical world, to Krista Marino at Delacorte, in a significant deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in 2017, by Sara Megibow of kt literary (World).
Film: Kassie Evashevski of United Talent Agency

Stop by and send a cheer to Jaleigh on her website: www.jaleighjohnson.com

and on twitter @JaleighJohnson


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