The Bone Thief (Hardcover)

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Here’s a story about a weird society in which there are bunnies of all colors & their moms are dogs! And…waterfalls go from down to up! One day everything weird in this society becomes normal—dogs give birth to dogs & waterfalls go from up to down. Meanwhile, Grimsly Summerfield owns a pet graveyard & some bones are stolen. He goes on a quest for the Seer, the one that can see into the future, to help him figure out how to make the society weird again. The Seer sends Grimsley to the real world, & he dives deeper into the secrets of the town he calls home.

— Bryce L., age 9

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Fans of Tim Burton and Wes Anderson will love this new fantasy novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noel in which a ragtag team of eleven-year olds with otherworldly abilities set out to solve the mystery behind the sudden onset of ordinary events plaguing their very unusual town.

Compared to other more ordinary towns, Quiver Hollows is a very strange, very curious place. It is also home to longtime friends Grimsly, Ollie, Ming, and Penelope. In a town where everyone is spectacularly abnormal, Grimsly feels bad about being terribly, unforgivably normal, as the town's pet funeral director. So when a series of strange and disturbing mundane occurrences begins plaguing Quiver Hollows, well, Grimsly fears his growing celebrity just might be to blame since everyone knows that the things you focus on the most have an uncanny way of shaping your world.

The group of friends also learn that the bones in the pet cemetery are thought to be the source of the strange magic that binds the town of Quiver Hollows. With the bones now gone, the town's magic is quickly dissipating. Will it ultimately become as common and ordinary as everywhere else?

About the Author


Alyson Noel is the #1 New York Times best selling, award-winning, author of 26 novels including: FAKING 19, ART GEEKS AND PROM QUEENS, LAGUNA COVE, FLY ME TO THE MOON, KISS & BLOG, SAVING ZOE, CRUEL SUMMER, FOREVER SUMMER (a LAGUNA COVE/CRUEL SUMMER 2-in1), KEEPING SECRETS (FAKING 19/SAVING ZOE 2-in-1), THE IMMORTALS series: EVERMORE, BLUE MOON, SHADOWLAND, DARK FLAME, NIGHT STAR, EVERLASTING; THE IMMORTALS spin-off, RILEY BLOOM series: RADIANCE, SHIMMER, DREAMLAND, WHISPER; The SOUL SEEKERS series: FATED, ECHO, MYSTIC, HORIZON, The BEAUTIFUL IDOLS trilogy: UNRIVALED, BLACKLIST (04.04.17, INFAMOUS (April 2018); with short stories apearing in the anthologies: FIRST KISS (THEN TELL), KISSES FROM HELL, & DEAR BULLY. With 9 New York Times bestsellers and over 7 million copies in print, her books have been translated into 37 languages, sold in over 200 countries, and have made the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, NCIBA, Walmart, and numerous international bestsellers lists. And have won numerous awards such as: the National Reader's Choice Award, NYLA Book of Winter Award, NYPL Stuff for the Teenage, TeenReads Best Books of 2007, Reviewer's Choice 2007 Top Ten, appeared on the CBS Early Show's "Give the Gift of Reading" segment, and selected for Seventeen Magazine's "Hot List" and Beach Book Club Pick. The dramatic rights for all 6 books in THE IMMORTALS series optioned by producers Gil Adler (Constantine, Valkyrie) and Jason Rosenberg; All 4 books in THE SOUL SEEKERS series are optioned for film by Cheyenne Enterprises and Traziende Films; her stand alone novel, SAVING ZOE, optioned by producer/actresses Ellen Marano, Vanessa Marano (Switched at Birth), Laura Marano (Austin & Ally) with Jeffrey G Hunt (Vampire Diaries) directing; and her adult novel, FLY ME TO THE MOON, optioned by Ridley Scott's, Scott Free Productions, with Sharon Maguire (Bridget Jones' Diary) set to write and direct. Born and raised in Orange County, California, she's lived in both Mykonos and Manhattan and is now settled in Southern California where she's working on her next book. Photo by Nancy Villere.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780553538007
ISBN-10: 0553538004
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: October 17th, 2017
Pages: 320
Language: English