Elves on the Fifth Floor

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Pub Date 5 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 15 Dec 2021

Description

From New York Times Bestselling Author of "Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls"


In the city of R., nothing bad ever happens—which makes it a perfect destination for moms Isabella and Dominique, and their three children, Manuel, Camila, and Shonda, when they’re forced to flee their home country just before Christmas to keep their family together.

Crammed into a tiny apartment at 10 Roomy Chimneys Road, the family does its best to make friends with new neighbors—only to discover that the reason that nothing bad ever happens in R. is that its residents maintain the status quo at all costs. They don’t try anything new. They don’t take risks. And they never talk to strangers.

But the children of R. have had enough. Led by a young inventor, they’ve started a clandestine radio network to communicate freely and challenge the adults’ rules. Their rebellion starts Manuel, Camila and Shonda on a magical adventure— to save Christmas, and to bring community back to the city of R.


From New York Times Bestselling Author of "Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls"


In the city of R., nothing bad ever happens—which makes it a perfect destination for moms Isabella and Dominique, and...


A Note From the Publisher

First book in The City of R. series: illustrated chapter books that tell stories of kids who have the courage to challenge the world of grown-ups.

First book in The City of R. series: illustrated chapter books that tell stories of kids who have the courage to challenge the world of grown-ups.


Advance Praise

Instant Best Seller in Italy.

Published in Italian, German, Spanish, Swedish and Catalan. 

50,000 + copies sold in Europe.

Instant Best Seller in Italy.

Published in Italian, German, Spanish, Swedish and Catalan. 

50,000 + copies sold in Europe.


Marketing Plan

• National publicity campaign

• Trade publications outreach

• Email campaign sent to over 60,000 subscribers

• Social media campaign 

• Promotions at ALA Annual

• Submission to relevant awards

• Select industry advertising


• National publicity campaign

• Trade publications outreach

• Email campaign sent to over 60,000 subscribers

• Social media campaign 

• Promotions at ALA Annual

• Submission to relevant awards

•...


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Featured Reviews

There is so much love, compassion, kindness, wisdom and hope written into this story. Isabelle and Dominique are realistic and likeable as they work through a move to a new town with three children. Their relationship is natural and heartwarming. They are role models for the belief that Love of family is universal and isn't limited by gender. There are so many talking points in this story and I found myself wanting to read it to a group of kids just for the joy of talking about the many elements that went into this story. How delightful is it to show families that find each other again during the holidays instead of the usual family quarrels? I had no expectations starting this book and I'm happy to say that reading it has introduced me to a new author and illustrator. Santa and the elves don't overshadow but definitely play a big role in steering the story. Which will make it a fun read or listen for a wide age range. The illustrations are the perfect backdrop for the story and reflect the story's actions for younger readers/listeners. This story both delighted and reminded me that love and hope are always available in our world, sometimes we just have to work harder to find it. The past couple of weeks (years, really) have left us all with the need to be reminded that love and miracles are out there if we're open to the possibilities.

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