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From the acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller The Mark of the Dragonfly comes another magical and thrilling story that takes readers on an exciting new adventure. Stella Glass dreams of exploring worlds beyond her home of Solace, but when her famous parents are sent on a historic mission to the Uncharted Lands, it's simply too dangerous for her to join them. By order of the king, she is left behind. Missing out on the excitement is one thing, but Stella is devastated at the thought of her parents flying into the unknown. So she takes matters into her own hands. Instead of staying with family as planned, she steals away and--right before takeoff--sneaks aboard the airship. But Stella isn't the only stowaway. In the cargo bay is a boy who is also desperate to get to the Uncharted Lands. And someone else who's determined to keep the ship from making it there at all. . . . Praise for Jaleigh Johnson's The Quest to the Uncharted Lands ★ "The author's endearing STEAM-loving heroine and magical hero hit all the right buttons for middle grade readers....Funny and heartbreaking...a must-have choice for all middle grade shelves." --SLJ, Starred
"A full-throttle fanfare for those with a predilection for alchemy, adventure, and a little anarchy."--Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Jaleigh Johnson's The Secrets of Solace ★ "Highly recommended for those who have finished with Harry and are too young for Katniss." --SLJ, Starred "An engaging world rich in detail, mayhem, and adventure . . . All aboard for fantasy lovers with a dual penchant for girl power and keeping up with the Indiana Joneses." --Kirkus Reviews Praise for Jaleigh Johnson's The Mark of the Dragonfly ★ "This magnetic middle-grade debut . . . is] a page-turner that defies easy categorization and ought to have broad appeal." --Publishers Weekly, Starred ★ "Heart, brains, and courage find a home in a steampunk fantasy worthy of a nod from Baum." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred ★ "A fantastic and original tale of adventure and magic. . . . Piper is a heroine to fall in love with: smart, brave, kind, and mechanically inclined to boot." --SLJ, Starred.
About the Author
Jaleigh Johnson is a New York Times bestselling author as well as a lifelong reader, gamer, and moviegoer. She loves nothing better than to escape into fictional worlds and take part in fantastic adventures. Her novels for young readers include The Mark of the Dragonfly, The Secrets of Solace, and The Quest to the Uncharted Lands. Jaleigh lives and writes in the wilds of the Midwest, but you can visit her online at jaleighjohnson.com or follow @JaleighJohnson on Twitter.