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Quintessence

(2020)
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Quintessence is an extraordinary story from Jess Redman about friendship, self-discovery, interconnectedness, and the inexplicable elements that make you you.

Find the Elements. Grow the Light. Save the Starling.

Three months ago, twelve-year-old Alma moved to the town of Four Points. Her panic attacks started a week later, and they haven't stopped--even though she's told her parents that they have. She's homesick and friendless and every day she feels less and less like herself.

But one day she finds a telescope in the town's junk shop, and through its lens, she watches a star--a star that looks like a child--fall from the sky and into her backyard. Alma knows what it's like to be lost and afraid, to long for home, and she knows that it's up to her to save the star. And so, with the help of some unlikely new friends from Astronomy Club, she sets out on a quest that will take a little bit of science, a little bit of magic, and her whole self.

This title has Common Core connections.

Genre: Children's Fiction

Praise for this book

"A wildly imaginative tale full of wonder and hope that is grounded in our everyday world and the very real problems that today’s children face." - Megan Frazer Blakemore

"As bright and magical as a falling star, Quintessence is a beautifully told story that collided with my heart and set it aglow." - Heather Kassner

"A magical, wondrous book. . .The story is beautifully written and gave me chills almost constantly?with that magic-just-around-the-corner feeling." - Gillian McDunn


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Hardback Editions

July 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: Quintessence
Author(s): Jess Redman
ISBN: 0-374-30976-0 / 978-0-374-30976-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

May 2021 : USA Paperback

Title: Quintessence
Author(s): Jess Redman
ISBN: 1-250-79184-7 / 978-1-250-79184-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Square Fish
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

July 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Quintessence
Author(s): Jess Redman
ISBN: 1-250-61917-3 / 978-1-250-61917-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Young Listeners
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


July 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Quintessence
Author(s): Jess Redman
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   


July 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Quintessence
Author(s): Jess Redman
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

July 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Quintessence
Author(s): Jess Redman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA