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by Gregory Maguire, Margo Lanagan, Tim Wynne-Jones, David Almond, Deborah Ellis, Roddy Doyle, Eoin Colfer, Linda Sue Park, Nick Hornby, Ruth L. Ozeki

A video message from a dead person. A larcenous teenager. A man who can stick his left toe behind his head and in his ear. An epileptic girl seeking answers in a fairy tale. A boy who loses everything in World War II, and his brother who loses even more. And a family with a secret so big that it changes everything.

The world's best beloved authors each contribute a chapter in the life of the mysterious George "Gee" Keane, photographer, soldier, adventurer and enigma. Under different pens, a startling portrait emerges of a man, his family, and his gloriously complicated tangle of a life.

The full list of authors includes:

Roddy Doyle, Booker Prize-winning author of A Star Called Henry; Nick Hornby, author of About a Boy; Ruth Ozeki, author of My Year of Meats; Margo Lanagan, Prinz Honor Award-winning author of Black Juice; Linda Sue Park, Newbery Award-winning author of A Single Shard; David Almond, winner of the Whitbread Award and Carnegie Medal and author of Skellig; Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked Tim Wynne-Jones, two-time winner of Canada's Governor General's award and author of One of the Kinder Planets; Deborah Ellis, author of The Breadwinner; Eoin Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl Books.

12, 13, 14
Interest Level
Grades 7 - 9
Independent Publishers Group
Number of Pages
Adventure, Comedy and Humor, Young Adult

About the Authors

Gregory Maguire
Margo Lanagan
Tim Wynne-Jones
David Almond
Deborah Ellis
Contributor Image Alt Tag Roddy Doyle Roddy Doyle's first novel, The Commitments, was self-published in 1987 to great critical acclaim, and adapted into a hit movie in 1991. Paddy Clark Ha Ha Ha won Doyle the Mann Booker Prize, the United Kingdom's highest literary honor. His A Star Called Henry was an international bestseller, and the much-anticipated sequel Oh, Play That Thing is a Fall 2004 publication.
Contributor Image Alt Tag Eoin Colfer Colfer published several award-winning bestsellers, including The Wish List and Benny and Omar, before he started the Artemis Fowl books, all three of which have been bestsellers.
Contributor Image Alt Tag Linda Sue Park Linda Sue Park started writing children's books in the mid-90's, first retelling Korean folktales and later working on her novels. Her works include A Single Shard, Seesaw Girl, and The Kite Fighters.
Nick Hornby Nick Hornby is the author of High Fidelity and a contributor to Clicks.
Ruth L. Ozeki

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