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“A must-have choice for all middle grade shelves” – starred review, School Library Journal

A huge round of congratulations to New York Times bestselling author Jaleigh Johnson on this glowing review!

School Library Journal goes on to say, “The author’s endearing, STEAM-loving heroine and magical hero hit all the right buttons for middle grade readers. Stella is resourceful and clever yet kind and caring.”

THE QUEST TO THE UNCHARTED LANDS releases June 13, 2017 from Delacorte / Penguin Random House and stars a brave young alchemist who stows away on an exploration airship. This book is perfect for anyone who loved C.S. Lewis’s VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER!

Stella Glass dreams of exploring worlds beyond her home of Solace, but when her famous parents are sent on a historic mission to the Uncharted Lands, it’s simply too dangerous for her to join them. By order of the king, she is left behind.

Missing out on the excitement is one thing, but Stella is devastated at the thought of her parents flying into the unknown. So she takes matters into her own hands. Instead of staying with family as planned, she steals away and—right before takeoff—sneaks aboard the airship.

But Stella isn’t the only stowaway.

In the cargo bay is a boy who is also desperate to get to the Uncharted Lands. And someone else who’s determined to keep the ship from making it there at all. . . .

Jaleigh wrote a wonderful piece about the Chamelins and Sarnuns in her books – two of the mysterious creatures that help form the amazing world of Solace. Read the article here!

Find out more about Jaleigh Johnson, her book tour and the other books set in this magical world on her website: www.jaleighjohnson.com

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