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Sherri L. Smith

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Sherri L. Smith is the award-winning author of YA novels LUCY THE GIANT, SPARROW, HOT SOUR SALTY SWEET, FLYGIRL and ORLEANS. In October 2015, she makes her middle grade debut with THE TOYMAKER’S APPRENTICE from G.P. Putnam and Sons for Penguin Random House.

Sherri has worked in film, animation, comic books and construction. Her books have been listed as Amelia Bloomer, American Library Association Best Books for Young People, and Junior Library Guild Selections. FLYGIRL was the 2009 California Book Awards Gold Medalist.

She loves her family, travel, chocolate chip cookies, reading, and and a really good cup of tea.

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Flygirl

3.92 avg rating — 4,653 ratings — published 2009 — 10 editions
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Orleans

3.73 avg rating — 2,520 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Lucy the Giant

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Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet

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The Toymaker’s Apprentice

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"Pros: fun, engaging protagonist, interesting alien races

Cons: takes Tula a long time to figure out something fairly obvious

For parents: kissing, some violence

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Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci
"Thanks to Netgalley I got an advance copy of this book to read. And enjoyed the world of misfits, of all species, forced by chance to live in the underbelly of a far flung space station. The feisty wounded teenage Tula is abandoned and slowly lear..." Read more of this review »
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“I wish the army had taught us how to navigate feelings as easily as they did a starless night sky.”
Sherri L. Smith, Flygirl

“Some choices, once you make them, they stay made.”
Sherri L. Smith, Orleans

“You go to work, you go home, you've got a family and the sun's still shining...you're happy. - Sherri L. Smith, (Flygirl, 2008)”
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