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About North! Or Be Eaten

ECPA BESTSELLER • Now in hardcover for the first time, featuring all-new illustrations! First they found themselves On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness. Now they must make their way North! Or Be Eaten . . .

Janner, Tink, and Leeli Igiby thought they were normal children with normal lives and a normal past. But now they know they're really the Lost Jewels of Anniera, heirs to a legendary kingdom across the sea, and suddenly everyone wants to kill them.

In order to survive, the Igibys must flee to the safety of the Ice Prairies, where the lizardlike Fangs of Dang cannot follow. First, however, they have to escape the monsters of Glipwood Forest, the thieving Stranders of the East Ben, and the dreaded Fork Factory.

But even more dangerous are the jealousies and bitterness that threaten to tear them apart. Janner and his siblings must learn the hard way that the love of a family is more important than anything else.

Full of characters rich in heart, smarts, and courage, North! Or Be Eaten is a tale children of all ages will cherish, families can read aloud, and readers' groups are sure to enjoy discussing for its many layers of meaning. Extra features include new interior illustrations from Joe Sutphin, funny footnotes, a map of the fantastical world, inventive appendices, and fanciful line art in the tradition of the original Frank L. Baum Wizard of Oz storybooks.

Praise

Praise for the Wingfeather Saga
 
“I love all the adventure and the wild inventiveness and, most of all, the heart in Andrew’s books. He is a poet and a master storyteller. I want to read anything he writes.”—Sally Lloyd-Jones, New York Times best-selling author of children’s books
 
“An experience your family will never forget. I can’t recommend these books highly enough!”—Sarah Mackenzie, author of The Read-Aloud Family and founder and host of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast
 
“The Wingfeather Saga is witty, imaginative, and full of heart. Highly recommended for middle-grade readers who’ve run out of Narnia novels and are searching for their next great series.”—Anne Bogel, creator of the Modern Mrs. Darcy blog and host of the What Should I Read Next? podcast
 
“A wildly imaginative, wonderfully irreverent epic that shines with wit and wisdom—and features excellent instructions on how to cope with thwaps, Fangs, and the occasional toothy cow.”—Allan Heinberg, writer and coexecutive producer of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and cocreator of Marvel Comics’ Young Avengers
 
“Immensely clever!”—Phil Vischer, creator of VeggieTales

About Andrew Peterson

Andrew Peterson is critically acclaimed in the music industry, and his lyrics and songwriting are compared by reviewers to James Taylor, Marc Cohn, and the late Rich Mullins. He's married to Jamie; they have two sons, Aedan and Jesse, and one daughter, Skye.

Joe Sutphin was known in school as "that kid who can draw." He is the illustrator of Dr. Critchlore's School for Minions by Sheila Grau and the New York Times bestselling novel Word of Mouse by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein.

Product Details

352 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Mar 10, 2020

Trim Size: 6 x 9

Carton Quantity: 12

Sneak Peek

Read the first few chapters of North! Or Be Eaten. Janner, Tink, and Leeli Igiby thought they were normal children with normal lives and a normal past. But now they know they’re really the Lost Jewels of Anniera, heirs to a legendary kingdom across the sea, and suddenly everyone wants to kill them. In order to survive, the Igibys must flee to the safety of the Ice Prairies, where the lizardlike Fangs of Dang cannot follow. First, however, they have to escape the monsters of Glipwood Forest (1), the thieving Stranders of the East Bend (2), and the dreaded Fork Factory (3). But even more dangerous are the jealousies and bitterness that threaten to tear them apart, and Janner and his siblings must learn the hard way that the love of a family is more important than anything else. 1. All possessing very sharp teeth. 2. Murderous scoundrels, the lot. 3. Woe!

Press Release

Books 1 & 2 of the Wildly Imaginative Fantasy Adventure Series THE WINGFEATHER SAGA—From Critically-Acclaimed Singer, Songwriter & Novelist Andrew Peterson—Now Available in Collector’s Hardcover Editions Featuring All New Illustrations and Hand-drawn Maps!

Many thousands of readers of all ages have enjoyed Andrew Peterson’s wildly imaginative fantasy adventure novels in The Wingfeather Saga since On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness (Book 1) was originally published more than 10 years ago. 
 
Now, for the first time, WaterBrook/Penguin Random House is releasing the acclaimed and well-loved novels On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness (Book 1) and North! Or Be Eaten (Book 2) in special collector’s hardcover editions that includes all new illustrations and hand-drawn maps, intrinsic to the classic and imaginative Wingfeather style.   
 
Peterson’s creative narrative explores themes of love, identity, sacrifice, wonder, and courage throughout the journeys of many lovable characters.  
 
Readers of The Chronicles of Narnia, The Green Ember, 100 Cupboards and other more family-friendly fantasy and adventure series will enjoy the Wingfeather Saga. 
 
In On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness (WaterBrook, 3/10/20), Peterson spins a riveting and adventurous tale-for-all-ages, following Janner, Tink, and Leeli Igiby and their trusty dog, Nugget, in escape from the vicious Fangs of Dang who seek the lost jewels of Anniera. Unforgettable characters and their world of wonders—from the edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness to the deadly Glipwood Forest and beyond—set the stage for this epic adventure that includes…
· Original Songs and Silly Poems
· An Ex-Pirate Grandfather
· Toothy Cows & Real Sea Dragons
· Tours of Anklejelly Manor & Peet the Sock Man’s Tree House
· Mysterious Legends & Fascinating Lore
· Genuine Recipes for Maggotloaf
 
In North! Or Be Eaten (WaterBrook 3/10/20), the adventure continues…Janner, Tink, and Leeli Igiby thought they were normal children with normal lives and a normal past; but now they know they’re really the Lost Jewels of Anniera, heirs to a legendary kingdom across the sea, and suddenly everyone wants to kill them. In order to survive, the Igibys must flee to the safety of the Ice Prairies, where the lizard-like Fangs of Dang cannot follow. First, however, they have to escape the monsters of Glipwood Forest (all possessing very sharp teeth), the thieving Stranders of the East Bend (murderous scoundrels, the lot), and the dreaded Fork Factory (woe!). But even more dangerous are the jealousy and bitterness that threaten to tear them apart—and Janner and his siblings must learn the hard way that the love of a family is more important than anything else.

These new hardcover editions of On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness and North! Or Be Eaten beautifully introduce the series to a new generation of readers who will be thrilled to join the Igiby family on their epic adventure. 

For more information, including maps, artwork, a pronunciation guide, coloring pages and other Wingfeather Saga-related downloads, visit wingfeathersaga.com
 
Praise for THE WINGFEATHER SAGA
“The Wingfeather Saga is witty, imaginative, and full of heart. Highly recommended for middle-grade readers who’ve run out of Narnia novels and are searching for their next great series.”
Anne Bogel, creator of the Modern Mrs. Darcy blog and host of the What Should I Read Next? podcast
 
“A wildly imaginative, wonderfully irreverent epic that shines with wit and wisdom–and features excellent instructions on how to cope with Thwaps, Fangs, and the occasional Toothy Cow.”
—Allan Heinberg, screenwriter of DC Films Wonder Woman, and cocreator of Marvel Comics Young Avengers

“I love all the adventure and the wild inventiveness and, most of all, the heart in Andrew’s books. He is a poet and a master storyteller. I want to read anything he writes.”
Sally Lloyd-Jones, New York Times best-selling author of children’s books
 
“An experience your family will never forget. I can’t recommend these books highly enough!”
Sarah Mackenzie, author of The Read-Aloud Family and founder and host of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast
 
“Immensely clever!”
Phil Vischer, creator of VeggieTales

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 
Andrew Peterson is an award-winning singer, songwriter, and author of the Wingfeather Saga. North! Or Be Eaten (Book 2) won the Christy Award for Young Adult Fiction and The Warden and the Wolf King (Book 4) was named WORLD Magazine’s Children’s Book of the Year. He’s also the founder of The Rabbit Room, an organization that fosters community through story, art, and music. Andrew and his wife, Jamie, have two sons, Aeden and Asher, and one daughter, Skye. They live in the Nashville, Tennessee, area on a wooded hill in a little house they call the Warren—where they are generally safe from bumpy digtoads and toothy cows. 
 
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https://www.facebook.com/WingfeatherSaga/
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https://twitter.com/andrewpeterson

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR: 
Joe Sutphin was known in school as “that kid who can draw.” He is the illustrator of Watership Down graphic novel, Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions by Sheila Grau, and the New York Times bestselling novel Word of Mouse by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein.

ON SALE: March 10, 2020
 
Juvenile Fiction/Fantasy/Action & Adventure
 
On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness 
(The Wingfeather Saga, Book 1)
ISBN: 9780525653561 / Hardcover / $13.99 / $18.99 Canada
e-Book ISBN 9780307446657 · $10.99 / $10.99 Canada 
 
North! Or Be Eaten 
(The Wingfeather Saga, Book 2)
ISBN: 9780525653578 / Hardcover / $13.99 / $18.99 Canada
e-Book ISBN 9780307446664 · $10.99 / $10.99 Canada

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