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Jessica Vitalis is a Columbia MBA-wielding writer specializing in middle grade literature. An American expat, she now lives in Canada with her husband and two precocious daughters. She loves traveling, sailing, and scuba diving, but when she’s at home she can usually be found recording book talks for Magic in the Middle or changing the batteries in her heated socks. THE WOLF'S CURSE was her debut novel. A standalone companion, THE RABBIT'S GIFT, comes out October 25th, 2022 with Greenwillow/HarperCollins.Learn more at jessicavitalis.com. ...more

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It’s That Time Again . . .

With my second book set to publish this fall, I’m gearing up for another busy season! But before I get to all of that, here are a few highlights from my summer.

My family experienced the adventure of a lifetime when we sailed a 40-year-old boat from Connecticut to Toronto. Despite being plagued by delays of all kinds, we managed to squeeze in plenty of fun, including a stop in Manhattan, where I go

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Jessica Vitalis Jessica Vitalis said: " Writing this book was pure joy. While tackling grief in a middle grade novel is always a delicate balancing act, the fantastical mythology, snarky narrator, and sweet friendship that came to life on the pages captured my heart, as I hope it will your ...more "

 

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The Rabbit's Gift by Jessica Vitalis
"A delicate balance exists between the humans who long for babies and the Angora Roux rabbits who cultivate them. In exchange for bunches of purple carrots, the Angora Roux bring Chou incubators to waiting human parents who are ready to welcome a chil" Read more of this review »
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"Happiness is a new book from the beautiful imagination and heart of Jessica Vitalis!

What a wonderful counter-point to her debut THE WOLF’S CURSE. While WOLF was a gentle and wonderous exploration of life (and the end of life) RABBIT explores terrain" Read more of this review »
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"Borne of a French myth in which babies grow in cabbage plants and are delivered to their human families by rabbits, THE RABBIT’S GIFT is a powerful story about the tenuous and magical place where the human and animal worlds intersect. Fleurine, the d" Read more of this review »
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"I absolutely loved this inventive novel by Jessica Vitalis. Vivid imagery and magical storytelling combine to make an instant classic for me. "
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This wonderful story more than lives up to its clever premise; told in alternating points of view, two girls (one from England, one from California) meet when their parents agree to swap houses for vacation. Allie is obsessed with becoming a spy and ...more
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Valentina Salazar is not a Monster Hunter by Zoraida Córdova
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The Salazar’s have a unique vocation: returning supernatural creatures to their own worlds. But when Valentina Salazar’s father is killed on the job, her mother forces them to settle down in a small town––and the Salazar siblings are enrolled in scho ...more
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Black Bird, Blue Road by Sofiya Pasternack
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This is a clear-your-schedule-because-you-won’t-want-to-set-it-down kind of book! Truly, I was hooked from the very first line: I have to cut off Pesah’s finger today. We learn shortly thereafter that Pesah is Ziva’s twin brother. He’s suffering from ...more
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This is a clear-your-schedule-because-you-won’t-want-to-set-it-down kind of book! Truly, I was hooked from the very first line: I have to cut off Pesah’s finger today. We learn shortly thereafter that Pesah is Ziva’s twin brother. He’s suffering from ...more
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