Leeva at Last

by Sara Pennypacker

On Sale: 03/07/2023

Leeva at Last

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Leeva at Last

by Sara Pennypacker

illustrated by Matthew Cordell

On Sale: 03/07/2023


About the Book

Award-winning, bestselling author Sara Pennypacker and illustrator Matthew Cordell come together in this hilarious absurdist tale about a precocious girl who transforms her community in surprising ways.

What are people for?

That’s the burning question on the mind of Leeva Spayce Thornblossom.

Fame! says Leeva’s mom, the mayor of Nutsmore.

Money! says her dad, the town treasurer.

With the help of an orphaned badger, a risk-averse boy in a hazmat suit, and the town's librarians, Leeva sets off to discover her own answer—setting off a chain of events that will change Nutsmore forever.

Critical Praise

"Pennypacker delivers a hugely entertaining mix of outsized comedic villainy, dreadful parents, delicious cookies, and kindness rewarded. Leeva’s sturdy instincts for both survival and justice are worth celebrating, as is the gift of books that expand her world. Splendid fun." — Kirkus Reviews

"Pennypacker tells the story with warmth and whimsy, recalling the tone and charm of Matilda. Though stuck in comically gloomy situations, Leeva is a delight, her eccentric companions are lovable, and the writing sparkles. A terrifically funny, tender tribute to the power of perseverance, community, and kindness." — Booklist

"Strongly recalling elements of Roald Dahl’s Matilda, this archly narrated satire from Pennypacker slyly integrates potent themes such as fairness, responsibility, and trust." — Publishers Weekly

"Versatile Pennypacker has written a book that is by turns outrageous and wise, funny and touching, fantastical and true; Cordell’s sketches contribute to the levity." — Horn Book


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063114425
  • ISBN 10: 0063114429
  • Imprint: Balzer + Bray
  • On Sale: 03/07/2023
  • Pages: 320
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Themes)
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Books & Libraries

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