Coming July 2021!




                     ADVANCE PRAISE! 


“As I read The Kids of Cattywampus Street, I began to feel so happy, so sad, so upset, so frightened and so confused that I wondered if I had lost my mind.  As everyone knows, this is a sign of an extraordinary book.”                                 -     Lemony Snicket

“A very fun collection of odd tales. Something for every(strange)one. If you are looking for stories that are odd or mysterious or happy or sad or just plain weird, you should get over to Cattywampus Street. Right now!”

  • Jon Scieszka, best-selling author of The Stinky Cheese Man


"These surprising, silly, sometimes spooky stories are magical, inclusive and always, always funny. Read them aloud. Jahn-Clough knows how the hearts of children beat."

  • Emily Jenkins, author of Toys Go Out

“A plus collection of stories for young readers who love magic and the mystery of a town just around the corner from your imagination."  

  • Jack Gantos, Newbery winning author

...and more Advance Praise!

"You won't know what's coming at you in these stories:  delight and surprise, or the weird and odd, or the scary and shocking--or all of these at once.  But you will know that when you're on Cattywampus Street, you're with a master storyteller who is going to take you on a remarkable ride--so hold on tight!" 

  • Gary Schmidt, Newbery-Award winning author.

"The kids who live on Cattywampus Street are just the kinds of kids I want for neighbors—full of whimsy and magical wishes and frogs and monkeys. These stories make me feel like anything is possible.”  

  • Kathi Appelt, Newbery winning author 

Lisa Jahn-Clough is the author of three Young Adult novels and an author/illustrator of numerous picture books and the PETAL AND POPPY series of Green Light Early readers, which is a collaboration with Lisa and her husband, author/illustrator, Ed Briant. Her most recent book is the wacky collection for early middle-grade readers THE KIDS OF CATTYWAMPUS STREET (pre-order now for July 2021!!)

- Lisa is well known for her charming and poignant picture books. Her very first picture book ALICIA HAS A BAD is 25 years old and still in print! For more information about all of her picture books go to the Picture Books page.


- If you are interested in having Lisa visit your school please go to the School Visits page.                              



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