Author: Jess Redman
Pub. Date: July 28, 2020
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Find it: Amazon | Kindle | AudibleB&N | iBooks | KoboTBD |

Book Overview

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 told her parents that they did. Every day she feels less and less like herself.

Then Alma meets the ShopKeeper in the town’s junk shop, The Fifth Point. The ShopKeeper gives her a telescope and this message:

Find the Elements.

Grow the Light.

Save the Starling.

That night, Alma watches as a star—a star that looks like a child—falls from the sky and into her backyard. Alma knows what it’s like to be lost and afraid, to long for home, and with the help of some unlikely new friends from the Astronomy Club, she sets out on a quest that will take a little bit of astronomy, a little bit of alchemy, and her whole self.

QUINTESSENCE is a stunning story of friendship, self-discovery, interconnectedness, and the inexplicable elements that make you you.

Book Review

Quintessence is a wonderfully magical book that shows the importance of self-discovery and friendship.

This is the perfect read for your young reader who will find wonderful characters displaying strength, wisdom and the ability to adapt and overcome.

Giveaway Details

The author will be raffling off 3 Signed copies of Quintessence during the book tour! (US Only)

About the Author

Jess Redman is a therapist and author of books for young readers with FSG/Macmillan. Her first book, THE MIRACULOUS, was a Bank Street Best Children’s Book of 2019, an Amazon Best Book of 2019, and was called “layered, engaging, and emotionally true” in a Kirkus starred review. Her second book, QUINTESSENCE, releases on July 28th. 

The book was featured in OwlCrate Jr.’s subscription box and was described as “a fanciful adventure with a rich emotional core and a fairy tale” by Publishers Weekly. Her third book, THE ADVENTURE IS NOW, is scheduled for publication in May 2021. Redman currently lives in Florida with her husband, two young children, an old cat named SoulPie, and a fish named Annie.

Author Links: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Goodreads


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