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Story Spinners

A Sisterly Tale of Danger, a Princess, and Her Crew of Lady Pirates

Illustrated by Cassandra Federman
LIST PRICE $11.99

About The Book

The Princess Bride meets Raina Telgemeier’s Sisters in this middle grade graphic novel about two sisters who must put aside their differences to soothe their new baby sister with the best bedtime story ever, proving to their parents—and each other—that they can get along.

Big sister Kennedy and little sister Devon couldn’t be more different. Their shared room has a clear divide down the middle. On one, musical theater–loving Kennedy keeps things tidy. On the other, heavy metal fan Devon looks like she lives in an exploded toy store. When baby sister Eve moves in, her contribution is crying. Constant. Ear-piercing. Crying.

The added stress pushes the older girls to their breaking point, and they get into their biggest fight yet. In response, Mom and Dad crack down, seizing all beloved electronics until Kennedy and Devon can find a way to get along. Now stuck together with no distractions except Eve’s screaming, the two land on a desperate solution: tell Eve a bedtime story so epic that it puts her to sleep and gets her big sisters out of trouble.

Pizza aside, the only thing the girls have in common is their love of stories. But Kennedy’s fairy tales make Devon want to barf, and Devon’s nonsensical adventure stories make Kennedy want to tear her hair out. So they try to mash-up a story of true love, adventure, princesses, pirates, pirate-princesses, dragons, spiders, and…garbage trucks?

That’s a lot of story to spin. Will their hilarious fairy tale remix solidify their sisterly bond or break it forever after?

About The Author

Cassandra Federman was born and raised in Massachusetts, where she spent her childhood reading comic books, playing action figures, drawing superheroes, and participating in all things nerdy (before that became cool). She graduated magna cum laude from Brandeis University, where she cofounded the Brandeis Comic Book Club. After college she moved to Los Angeles and worked in film and television. Over the course of her life, Cassandra has been many things—a hand model, a wrestler, a manatee rescuer, an actor, and a mystic wood elf—but her favorite so far has been a children’s book author-illustrator. Cassandra is the author-illustrator of the picture books This Is a Sea Cow and This Is a Seahorse, which received multiple starred reviews and won an ILA Children’s and Young Adults’ Book Award. She is also the author-illustrator of the graphic novel The Story Spinners. Visit her online at CassandraFederman.com.

About The Illustrator

Cassandra Federman was born and raised in Massachusetts, where she spent her childhood reading comic books, playing action figures, drawing superheroes, and participating in all things nerdy (before that became cool). She graduated magna cum laude from Brandeis University, where she cofounded the Brandeis Comic Book Club. After college she moved to Los Angeles and worked in film and television. Over the course of her life, Cassandra has been many things—a hand model, a wrestler, a manatee rescuer, an actor, and a mystic wood elf—but her favorite so far has been a children’s book author-illustrator. Cassandra is the author-illustrator of the picture books This Is a Sea Cow and This Is a Seahorse, which received multiple starred reviews and won an ILA Children’s and Young Adults’ Book Award. She is also the author-illustrator of the graphic novel The Story Spinners. Visit her online at CassandraFederman.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Aladdin (March 18, 2025)
  • Length: 208 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781665918244
  • Grades: 2 - 5
  • Ages: 7 - 10

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