We are happy to share that Illegal by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin, illus. by Giovanni Rigano, and The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton have been chosen as best books of the year by the Chicago Public Library!
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Illegal by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin, illus. by Giovanni Rigano
About the authors and illustrator
Andrew Donkin (left) is the author of more than sixty books and graphic novels for children and adults. His books have been translated into thirty languages around the world and have sold more than eight million copies in the last decade. He lives in London. Learn more at andrewdonkin.co.uk.
Eoin Colfer (center) worked as a primary school teacher before becoming a full-time writer. He spent four years between 1992 and 1996 working in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Italy. His first book, Benny and Omar, was based on his experiences in Tunisia. In 2001, the first book in the bestselling Artemis Fowl series was published. Over the years, his works have been named a Book Sense Book of the Year nominee, an L.A. Times Book Prize finalist, and a Virginia Readers’ Choice Award nominee. Eoin lives in Ireland with his family. Learn more at eoincolfer.com.
Giovanni Rigano (right) is an Italian artist and illustrator born in Cantù, Italy. He is best known for his role in the creation of the Artemis Fowl graphic novels, the first of which came out in 2007. Giovanni has also created graphic novels for Disney, including The Incredibles and Pirates of the Caribbean. Giovanni currently lives in Como, Italy.
The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
About the author
Stuart Turton is a freelance journalist who lives in West London with his wife and daughter. Stuart is not to be trusted - in the nicest possible way. The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is his debut.
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