cover image Dick King-Smith

Dick King-Smith

Dick King-Smith, Dick King-Smith, illus. by Siân Bailey. . Dell/Yearling, $4.99 (84pp) ISBN 978-0-440-41844-3

A 14-year-old boy meets up with mysterious Alice on the Roundhill. "The author imbues this leisurely tale, set in the summer of 1936, with a strong sense of time and place," wrote PW. "Sophisticated readers may be attuned to Alice's literary ties; even Bailey's drawings are a nod to Sir John Tenniel." Ages 10-13 (Oct.)