Remarkable by Elizabeth Foley

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The satisfying ending brings Jane her heart’s desire
-Publishers Weekly


"A lot of outlandish entertainment." —The New York Times

Everyone in Remarkable is remarkable. Everyone except Jane, that is. While the rest of the town is busy being talented, gifted, or just plain extraordinary, she's never been anything but ordinary. Then Jane finds herself in school with the mischievous Grimlet twins, and her life suddenly gets a whole lot more interesting. And when a strange pirate captain appears in town, setting of a series of adventures that put the whole town in danger, it's up to Jane to save the day. Along the way, she might just find that she can be pretty remarkable after all.

* "A rich, unforgettable story that's quite simply - amazing." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Filled with clever word play, wholly unique situations, outlandish characters...Foley's novel is a remarkable, middle-grade gem."  —Booklist, starred review

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About Elizabeth Foley

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Lizzie K. Foley ( has an MA in education from Harvard and has taught women's studies at Northeastern University. She has also worked in story development in the film industry in LA. She currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her husband and son and four poorly trained dogs.
Published April 12, 2012 by Puffin Books. 334 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction
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NY Times

Above average
Reviewed by Ann Hulbert on Apr 06 2012

...“Remarkable” skips tautly plotted suspense in favor of a cascade of intrigues that suggest a broad theme...

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Mar 12 2012

The satisfying ending brings Jane her heart’s desire

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Reviewed by Harriet Klausner on Mar 17 2012

Whimsical Remarkable is a delightful tweener fantasy starring an ordinary little girl, two evil twins and a horde of strange characters.

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