The Incredible Magic of Being

Middle-Grade / Contemporary Magic Realism

by Kathrine Erskine
October 2017 – Scholastic (US)

While Julian searches the night sky, he discovers his neighbor, Mr. X, who on one hand can put an end to his parents dream of opening their B&B by opposing the addition required and on the other needs healing of his own. Julian also understands that there is so much about the universe that we don’t yet know so who is to say what is possible and what is not? Therein lies the incredible magic of being!

Kathryn Erskine is the acclaimed author of many distinguished novels for young readers, including Mockingbird, winner of the National Book Award; The Absolute Value of Mike, an Amazon Best Book and ALA Notable Book; and Quaking, an ALA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers. Kathryn lives and writes in Charlottesville, Virginia, with her husband and two children.

press and publicity:

• Kirkus’s Best Teen Books of 2017


« Julian’s distinctive narration, awash in supernatural perceptions as well as a nine-year-old’s natural misconceptions, is a tour de force… Touching contemporary magical realism, with a final twist that truly surprises. »—School Library Journal

« A timeless and affecting, slightly paranormal exploration of familial attachments. »—Kirkus Reviews