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Jackaby Hardcover – 16 September 2014

4.4 out of 5 stars 306 ratings

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  • Hardcover : 304 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1616203536
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1616203535
  • Product Dimensions : 15.24 x 3.18 x 22.23 cm
  • Publisher : Algonquin Young Readers (16 September 2014)
  • Reading level : 14 - 18 years
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 306 ratings

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"Ritter's debut skillfully blends science with the supernatural and balances whimsy with violence. The smartly paced plot wraps up neatly, but the rich world of this debut demands sequels." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Smooth writing and inventive . . . background touches (like Jackaby's tenants and pocket contents) characterize this supernatural riff on the typical Sherlockian murder mystery. For a lighter read-alike, try Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer's Sorcery and Cecilia (2004); for a darker tone, perhaps Philip Pullman's Sally Lockhart mysteries." --Booklist

"Toss together an alternate 19th-century New England city, a strong tradition of Sherlockian pastiche, and one seriously ugly hat, and this lighthearted and assured debut emerges, all action and quirk." --Publishers Weekly

"Fans of Jonathan Stroud's The Screaming Staircase will appreciate Ritter's initial foray into the realm of supernatural . . . Avid lovers of fantasy will enjoy this quick read." --School Library Journal--Review quotes

About the Author

William Ritter is an Oregon author and educator. He is the proud father of the two bravest boys in the Wild Wood, and husband to the indomitable Queen of the Deep Dark. The Oddmire, Book 1: Changeling is his first book for middle-grade readers. Visit William Ritter online at rwillritter.wordpress.com and find him on Twitter: @Willothewords.