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The League of Seven (Hardcover)
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"The League of Seven" is the first book in an action-packed, steampunk series by the acclaimed author of "Samurai Shortstop," Alan Gratz.
In an alternate 1875 America electricity is forbidden, Native Americans and Yankees are united, and eldritch evil lurks in the shadows. Young Archie Dent knows there really are monsters in the world. His parents are members of the Septemberist Society, whose job it is to protect humanity from hideous giants called the Mangleborn. Trapped in underground prisons for a thousand years, the giant monsters have been all but forgotten--but now they are rising again as the steam-driven America of 1875 rediscovers electricity, the lifeblood of the Mangleborn. When his parents and the rest of the Septemberists are brainwashed by one of the evil creatures, Archie must assemble a team of seven young heroes to save the world.
About the Author
ALAN GRATZ was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. After graduating from the University of Tennessee, he began a succession of jobs--newsletter writer, high school teacher, university lecturer, bookseller, radio commercial writer, advertising copy writer, middle school teacher, library shelver--all the while working on various writing projects. In 2006, he published his first novel, "Samurai Shortstop", an ALA 2007 Top Ten Book for Young Adults. Alan's award-winning books include "The Brooklyn Nine", "Fantasy Baseball", "Starfleet Academy: The Assassination Game", "Prisoner B-3087", and "The League of Seven", the first in a series of alternate history middle grade fantasy novels. When he's not writing, he's usually reading other people's books or creating an awesome new costume for science fiction/fantasy conventions. He lives with his family in North Carolina.
Brett Helquist's celebrated art has graced books from the charming Roger, The Jolly Pirate, to the alarming New York Times bestselling A Series of Unfortunate Events, to the cozy E. B. White Read-Aloud Award finalist bedtime for bear. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.
“A fast-paced, action-packed adventure of the best kind! The world of The League of Seven is wonderfully unique and refreshingly diverse—even the most reluctant of readers won’t be able to put it down!” —Carrie Ryan, New York Times bestselling author