Eliot Schrefer is a New York Times bestselling author, has twice been a finalist for the National Book Award in Young People's Literature, and has won the Green Earth Book Award and the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award for Children's Literature. His novels include the Lost Rainforest series; Endangered, Threatened, Rescued; and two books in the Spirit Animals series. He lives in New York City, is on the faculty of the Fairleigh Dickinson University MFA in creative writing program, and is the children's book reviewer for USA Today. Visit him online at www.eliotschrefer.com.
The Lost Rainforest feels unlike anything I've read. Eliot Schrefer has mined the richness and depths of his setting to find a deeper magic, immersing us in a world that is at once complex, dangerous, beautiful, and ultimately demanding of our protection. A thrilling start to an exceptional new series. -- Soman Chainani, <em>New York Times </em>bestselling author of the School for Good and Evil series While the story is pure fast-paced fantasy, the underlying issues are real. Ignorance among the species, racism, and intolerance of differences are rampant. An author's note highlights the beauty and importance of the rainforest. Magic with depth in this new series stunner. -- Kirkus Reviews <strong>(starred review)</strong> Just right for middle grade readers who want an engrossing fantasy adventure. -- School Library Journal With a memorable, quick-bantering cast, this kickoff to the Lost Rainforest series, a playful departure from Schrefer's ape novels, brings fresh perspective to the magical animal subgenre. And, despite the fantasy setup, readers will come away learning quite a bit about this ecosystem and its inhabitants. -- Publishers Weekly Mez's Magic is packed with as many jokes as fast-paced fight scenes. And Schrefer has created a stock of memorable characters-including Gogi, a monkey with self-esteem issues; Rumi, a delightfully urbane tree frog; and a manic, pixie-dream bat named Lima. -- New York Times Book Review