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Happy Book Birthday to THE PEDDLER’S ROAD!

PeddlersRoadFinalCongratulations to Matthew Cody on the launch of his amazing new series, The Secrets of the Pied Piper. The first book in the series, The Peddler’s Road, is out today in bookstores everywhere! If you haven’t already heard the buzz on this book, check out some of the reviews below. You can also visit Matt on his recent blog tour, with stops for a guest post at The Cover Contessa, a Top Ten list at Lili’s Reflections, a playlist at Such A Novel Idea, a manicure at On Starships and Dragonwings, and a guest post at Reads All The Books, with more to come! And please join me in congratulating Matt on Twitter!

It is said that in the thirteenth century, in a village called Hamelin, a piper lured all of the children away with his magical flute, and none of them were ever seen again.

Today tough, pink-haired Max and her little brother, Carter, are stuck in modern-day Hamelin with their father . . . until they are also led away by the Piper to a place called the Summer Isle. There they meet the original stolen children, who haven’t aged a day and who have formed their own village, vigilantly guarded from the many nightmarish beings that roam the land.

No one knows why the Piper stole them, but Max and Carter’s appearance may be the key to returning the lost children of Hamelin—and to going home themselves. But to discover the secrets of the Piper, Max and Carter will have to set out on a mysterious quest down the dangerous Peddler’s Road.