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About Tae Keller
TAE KELLER grew up in Honolulu, where she wrote stories, ate Spam musubis, and participated in her school’s egg drop competition. (She did not win.) After graduating from Bryn Mawr College, she moved to New York City to work in publishing, and she now has a very stubborn Yorkie and a multitude of books as roommates.
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WINNER OF THE ASIAN/PACIFIC AMERICAN AWARD FOR CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
Would you make a deal with a magical tiger? This uplifting story brings Korean folklore to life as a girl goes on a quest to unlock the power of stories and save her grandmother.
Some stories refuse to stay bottled up...
When Lily and her family move in with her sick grandmother, a magical tiger straight out of her halmoni's Korean folktales arrives, prompting Lily to unravel a secret family history. Long, long ago, Halmoni stole something from the tigers. Now they want it back. And when one of the tigers approaches Lily with a deal--return what her grandmother stole in exchange for Halmoni's health--Lily is tempted to agree. But deals with tigers are never what they seem! With the help of her sister and her new friend Ricky, Lily must find her voice...and the courage to face a tiger.
Tae Keller, the award-winning author of The Science of Breakable Things, shares a sparkling tale about the power of stories and the magic of family. Think Walk Two Moons meets Where the Mountain Meets the Moon!
"If stories were written in the stars ... this wondrous tale would be one of the brightest." --Booklist, Starred Review
The spectacular debut novel from the Newbery Award winning author of When You Trap a Tiger. This is an uplifting story about friendship, family, and the complicated science of the heart.
When Natalie’s science teacher suggests that she enter an egg drop competition, she thinks it could be the perfect solution to all of her problems. With the prize money, she can fly her botanist mother to see the miraculous Cobalt Blue Orchids--flowers with the resilience to survive against impossible odds. Her mother has been suffering from depression, and Natalie is positive that the flowers’ magic will inspire her mom to fall in love with life again.
But she can’t do it alone. Her friends step up to show her that talking about problems is like taking a plant out of a dark cupboard and exposing it to the sun. With their help, Natalie begins an unforgettable journey to discover the science of hope, love, and miracles.
Sometimes middle school can make you feel like you're totally alone in the universe...but what if we aren't alone at all?
Thanks to her best friend, Reagan, Mallory Moss knows the rules of middle school. The most important one? You have to fit in to survive. But then Jennifer Chan moves in across the street, and that rule doesn’t seem to apply. Jennifer doesn’t care about the laws of middle school, or the laws of the universe. She believes in aliens—and she thinks she can find them.
Then Jennifer goes missing. Using clues from Jennifer’s journals, Mallory goes searching. But the closer she gets, the more Mallory has to confront why Jennifer might have run . . . and face the truth within herself.
Tae Keller lights up the sky with this insightful story about shifting friendships, right and wrong, and the power we all hold to influence and change one another. No one is ever truly alone.
Mihi and her friends are heading back to the Rainbow Realm—and this time, they have to save the princess.
Mihi, Reese, and Savannah thought their fairy tale realm adventures were over. But just as they were getting ready to go home, they learn that their first friend in the realm, Princess Pat, has disappeared on a quest of her own. Pat is traveling around the fairy world trying to gather enough magic to save the Rainbow Realm, but the journey is too dangerous, and Mihi, Reese, and Savannah are the only ones that can save her.
But as the girls chase after Princess Pat, they meet creatures and learn stories they've never heard of before, from cultures all over the world. And slowly, they realize Princess Pat might be the problem. Can they save the fairy tale world from their friend's destructive quest?
Newbery Medalist Tae Keller continues the fantasy adventures of Mihi Whan Park and her friends as they revisit the fairy tale realm to solve a giant problem.
After just barely surviving their last trip to the Rainbow Realm, Mihi Whan Park and her friends Reese and Savannah know that stepping back through the library refrigerator and into the magical fairy-tale world would be a dangerous choice. But when they discover that Mihi’s nemesis, Genevieve, has crossed through the fridge and into the Rainbow Realm herself, Mihi, Reese, and Savannah decide they must bring her home.
Through the refrigerator they go, and when they arrive, they find the world has changed. Atop an enormous beanstalk, a greedy giant wreaks havoc on the realm, and Genevieve isn’t the only one who needs saving. Now Mihi and her friends must team up with villains, concoct a magical disguise, and infiltrate a party full of the most fearsome creatures in all the land. What could possibly go wrong?
Newbery Medalist Tae Keller and illustrator Geraldine Rodríguez deliver a middle grade fantasy adventure in Mihi Ever After about three girls who fall into a fairy tale world. Should they stay forever, or find a way to escape?
Mihi Whan Park loves fairy tales. She wants to be a princess more than anything, but everyone tells her she’s not the princess type. Then Mihi gets her shot: When she and her new friends Savannah and Reese discover a portal to a fairy tale realm, they get a chance to learn how to be princesses! But the fairy tale world turns out not to be the wonderful place Mihi imagined. Soon, Savannah and Reese decide they’re ready to go home, and Mihi has to decide where her loyalties lie: With her friends and her future at home, or with her princess dreams?
When Patsy Mink won her seat the House of Representatives as a Democrat from Hawaii, she became the first woman of color and the first Asian American woman elected to Congress. A co-author of the Title XI amendment of the Higher Education Act, she was a champion of rights for women, children, immigrants, and minorities throughout her twenty-four years in Congress. She helped paved the way for many other women to succeed.
In this chapter book biography by bestselling and Newbery award-winning author Tae Keller, readers learn about the amazing life of Patsy Mink--and how she persisted.
Complete with an introduction from Chelsea Clinton, black-and-white illustrations throughout, and a list of ways that readers can follow in Patsy Mink's footsteps and make a difference! A perfect choice for kids who love learning and teachers who want to bring inspiring women into their curriculum.
And don’t miss out on the rest of the books in the She Persisted series, featuring so many more women who persisted, including Sonia Sotomayor, Margaret Chase Smith, and more!
Praise for She Persisted: Patsy Mink:
"A propulsive narrative moves quickly through Mink’s life . . . The book is decidedly inspirational in tone, yet the text includes brief, accurate, and age-appropriate explanations of the laws, people, and ideas that contributed to structural racism and oppression . . . A concise yet stirring biography." --Kirkus Reviews
"Hace mucho, mucho tiempo, cuando los tigres caminaban como los hombres…"
Cuando eran niñas, la abuela de Lily les contaba a ella y a su hermana Sam leyendas mágicas de su país natal, Corea, y a ella siempre le fascinó el cuento que hablaba de dos hermanas y un tigre. Cuando ella y su familia se mudan para cuidar de su abuela enferma, Lily comienza a tener visiones de un tigre mágico que parece venir directamente de los mismos cuentos que su abuela le contaba. Pero lo que Lily piensa que es sólo producto de su imaginación tiene que ver con un secreto de su familia. Hace mucho, mucho tiempo, su abuela robó algo que pertenecía a los tigres, y ahora ellos quieren que se lo devuelva. Entonces, uno de los tigres le ofrece un trato a Lily para devolverle la salud a su abuela, y Lily se siente tentada a aceptar. ¡Pero los tratos con los tigres nunca son lo que parecen! Con la ayuda de Sam y su nuevo amigo Ricky, Lily deberá hallar el coraje para enfrentarse a sí misma y al temible tigre.
Ganadora del prestigioso Premio Newbery Medal 2021, esta inspiradora novela demuestra el inmenso poder de las historias y la magia de la familia.
"Un recordatorio sincero de la maravilla y la belleza de la vida cotidiana." Booklist
" Una narración profundamente conmovedora… vulnerable y mítica." School Library Journal
Die Magie des Geschichtenerzählens
Als Lily mit ihrer Familie zu ihrer Halmoni zieht, ihrer kranken Großmutter, taucht auf einmal ein Tiger auf. Ein sprechender Tiger. Ein magischer Tiger. Der Tiger aus Halmonis koreanischen Märchen. Nur Lily kann ihn sehen. Er behauptet, dass Halmoni vor vielen Jahren Geschichten gestohlen und sie in Gläser gesperrt hat. Und er schlägt Lily einen Handel vor: Wenn sie die Geschichten zurückholt, wird ihre Großmutter wieder gesund. Das Angebot klingt verlockend, doch wenn Lily eines weiß, dann, dass man magischen Tigern niemals trauen sollte …
„Tae Keller ist eine Autorin, von der ich unbedingt mehr lesen möchte!“ - Bettina Stiebel, DEIN SPIEGEL
»Eine mythische Geschichte, in der ganz viel Lebensweisheit steckt und die sensibel schwere Themen wie Mut, Freundschaft, Liebe, Unsterblichkeit, Tod und das Loslassen aufgreift. Für nachdenkliche Kinder ab elf Jahren und ihre Eltern.« Neue Presse, 10.09.2021
»Ein Buch, das mich überrascht, fasziniert, getröstet und begeistert hat.« »Keller erzählt poetisch, immer weise, anrührend und an keiner Stelle schwer.« Birgit Franz, Eselsohr, 01.2022