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Paperback Release Celebration for THE MARK OF THE DRAGONFLY!

DRAGONFLY_jkt_frontPlease help us celebrate with Jaleigh Johnson whose debut fantasy middle grade THE MARK OF THE DRAGONFLY is now available in paperback!

This wonderful book received starred reviews from Kirkus, School Library Journal and Publishers Weekly when it hit bookstores in hardcover in March 2014. Now enjoy the magic in paperback – so excited to bring this book to more readers!

For fans of Frozen, The City of Ember, and The School of Good and Evil, The Mark of the Dragonfly is a fast-paced adventure story about a mysterious girl and a fearless boy, set in a magical world that is both exciting and dangerous.

Piper has never seen the Mark of the Dragonfly until she finds the girl amid the wreckage of a caravan in the Meteor Fields. The girl doesn’t remember a thing about her life, but the intricate tattoo on her arm is proof that she’s from the Dragonfly Territories and that she’s protected by the king. Which means a reward for Piper if she can get the girl home.

The one sure way to the Territories is the 401, a great old beauty of a train. But a ticket costs more coin than Piper could make in a year. And stowing away is a difficult prospect–everyone knows that getting past the peculiar green-eyed boy who stands guard is nearly impossible.

Life for Piper just turned dangerous. A little bit magical. And very exciting, if she can manage to survive the journey.

“Heart, brains and courage find a home in a steampunk fantasy worthy of a nod from Baum…A well-imagined world of veritable adventure.” -Kirkus, starred review

“Johnson has brilliantly taken the dystopian genre to a level accessible to tween readers. The Mark of the Dragonfly is a fantastic and original tale of adventure and magic with steampunk elements and a little romance thrown in.” -School Library Journal, starred review

Jaleigh’s next magical book – in the same world but a completely unique adventure – is THE SECRETS OF SOLACE, coming in March 2016. Check out these amazing books on her website:

And say congratulations on twitter @JaleighJohnson