WHAT’S THIS PEASPROUT CHEN BOOK ALL ABOUT?
It’s a middle grade fantasy/adventure about a girl determined to take top ranking at Pearl Famous Academy of Skate and Sword where she will study Wu Liu, a form that blends figure skating with martial arts. Everyone says it’s like “Harry Potter Meets Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
. . . On Ice!” That’s pretty spot-on but there’s also so much more going on in it. It comes out on April 3, 2018 from Holt/Macmillan, who say it’s for ages 10-14, but they won’t be checking i.d.s. Here’s a whole lot more info about it, including the first chapter for free: MORE
THAT SOUNDS LIKE A BOOK I NEED IN MY LIFE IMMEDIATELY, WHERE CAN I BUY IT?
ARE PEOPLE SAYING NICE THINGS ABOUT THE BOOK?
Oh wow, yes. Super nice. Smiley emoticon. Publishers Weekly’s starred review called it “massively entertaining . . . Peasprout Chen is a future legend, indeed.” Daniel José Older said, “[A] thrilling, heartfelt tale about growing up and standing up for yourself told against a backdrop of stunning fight scenes and brilliant worldbuilding. Peasprout Chen is my new favorite heroine of young people’s literature.” Here are links to responses to the book:
IS IT REALLY TRUE THAT THERE ARE NEATO EXTRAS LIKE A SECRET MAP AND SONG THAT GO WITH THE BOOK?
It’s 110% true. But it’s a secret so I’m only telling you. Yes, you. Here you go: MORE
I JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF YOU AND THIS PEASPROUT CHEN, NO MATTER HOW HARD I TRY. WHERE CAN I LEARN EVEN MORE?
If you want to watch me (and my birds) not cry as I unbox the novel for the first time, you should click HERE.
If you want to watch me tell Colby Sharp the story of my life in ten minutes without once saying “uhm” or “like” as a filler word, you should click HERE.
If you want to read about the devastating injuries I suffered to my ego when I took kung fu and figure skating lessons as research to write the book, then you’re probably a mean person and would enjoy clicking HERE.
If you want to read about Peasprout Chen and quidditch, lightsabers, and girl power, you should click HERE.
If you’d like my army of robot assistants to automatically send you updates, you should click HERE.
Oh, hey, can we give a deep bow to Afu Chan for the ferocious cover art and decorations?