Kate’s newest, The Twilight Prisoner, launches April 7. It’s a sequel to The Night Tourist, which was a modern retelling of Orpheus and Euridyce, set in the ghostly underworld beneath Manhattan. Twilight Prisoner takes the story of Jack Perdu, a classics prodigy, and Euri, his ghostly best friend, a step forward, woven around the myth of Persephone and Eros. Publisher’s Weekly gives The Twilight Prisoner a starred review and Kirkus raves, “The plot is lavishly draped with snappy dialogue, realistic teen characters and didn’t-see-it-coming twists. An outstanding story with wide appeal.”
Lynne’s Duck Tents is the third in her series of picture books illustrated by Hiroe Nakata. This time the darling ducks go camping. “In a small backyard, by a squat stone fence, five little ducks pitch five duck tents.” You’ve got to love it.