praise

★ "A great read for fantasy lovers who have worn our their copies of Harry Potter."—School Library Journal, Starred

★ “A first-rate fantasy for middle-grade readers. Like Harry Potter,... Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials series,... and Trenton Lee Stewart’s Mysterious Benedict Society books.” —Booklist, Starred

★“A fantasy adventure touched with whimsy, satire, and the quirky love of urban fauna that characterizes New Yorkers.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred

“Both startling and moving—a vivid, compelling fantasy that sends you off to a world you will not soon forget.”—Norton Juster, author of The Phantom Tollbooth