Thrilling, romantic and in turns heart-warming and heartbreaking, Jepp is a highly original and unforgettable story about one young mans struggle to escape his destiny.
Based on the resl 17th centuary historical figure, Jepp's story includes violence, love, astrology, and even a beer-drinking moose. A Philippa Gregory for teens.
About the Author
Katherine Marsh (born November 11, 1974) is a writer of children's fantasy literature, most notobably The Night Tourist and an editor of nonfiction articles. She was a high school teacher before moving to New York City, where she began writing for magazines such as Rolling Stone and Good Housekeeping.
Some of her nonfiction stories about her home state of New York have appeared in the New York Times. She is now the managing editor of The New Republic Magazine, where she specializes in politics and culture. She now lives in Washington, DC. She is the author of The Night Tourist, winner of the 2008 Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery, and its sequel, The Twilight Prisoner, which are both set in New York City.
Real history is effortlessly woven into her fiction... Marsh transforms [Jepp's] "footnote" of a story into an epic search of love, family, respect, and a destiny of one's own making. * Publishers Weekly * A beautifully written coming-of-age story, inspired by real historical characters. A truly great read. * Recommended Reads, Children's Books Ireland * Narrating a young adult novel from a dwarf's perspective is nothing short of inspired ... Marsh transcends genre to create an engaging narrative complex enough to keep not-so-young adults turning its pages. * The New York Times * This highly unusual story about a highly unusual hero will also feel like your story. Few of us are imprisoned dwarfs, but all of us want to guide our own lives. * Jonathan Safran Foer, author of EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED and EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE * With a strong central character in Jepp, this is an unusual and powerful coming-of-age story about first love and taking control of your future. * Booktrust * In this work of historical fiction, Marsh has created a loveable hero who overcomes both physical disability and social constraints to find not only love but a place of standing in this world. This is an uplifting novel that explores an interesting and little-explored historical geography. * We Love This Book * Jepp is an itinerant dwarf who travels around Europe. "Marsh's elegant historical fiction has a moving message," says Marianne * The 50 Best Books for Christmas, Independent * A powerful and romantic historical novel based on the true story of the world famous astronomer Tycho Brahe. -- Julia Eccleshare * Lovereading4kids * Delightful characters, unique setting, and lovely prose. This is historical fiction at its best! -- Ruta Sepetys, author of BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY Jepp, who defied the Stars, is not only an intelligent and thought-provoking book, it's also refreshingly different and a terrific read. * Buzz about Books *
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Grades: 7 - 12
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st November 2012
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 2.6 x 12.8
Weight (kg): 0.32