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After two fantastic middle grade novels A CRACK IN THE SEA and A TEAR IN THE OCEAN (Putnam 2017 and 2019) and a chapter book series, OWEN & ELEANOR (Sparkhouse Family, 2018 and 2019), we’re so excited to announce H.M.’s newest middle grade contemporary (with a magical arc), GOSSAMER SUMMER. Four sisters bored on a summer day when they meet a new friend, and then are interrupted by a very grubby and unfortunately insistent fairy, and then have to deal with a whole lot of very evil birds. All in a summer’s day, right? Well, all in a GOSSAMER SUMMER’s day, that is.

Reka Simonsen at Atheneum has bought Gossamer Summer, a middle grade novel by H.M. Bouwman (A Crack in the Sea; A Tear in the Ocean). Four sisters make a friend, find a grubby fairy, and defend the neighborhood against evil birds in this book about grief, magic, and the power of stories. Publication is scheduled for summer 2023; Tricia Lawrence at Erin Murphy Literary sold North American rights.

Congratulations, H.M.!


—Tricia