Rights offering detail :
Mar. 2, 2023
Stephanie Brick
Children's: Middle Grade Fiction
Secluded, misfit Adeline had a perpetual, three-year expiration date: as the only child in a military family, every three years meant a new state, a new school, and a new life. Adeline was always an outcast because of it. She dreamed of settling down and growing roots instead of just being an outsider.

Her family’s final move, a tantalizing ideal but anxious reality for Adeline, brings her to Cannondale: an exceptionally intriguing house with creaky floorboards, secret doors, and – she will soon learn – a deep history of friendships.

When Adeline discovers a hidden room atop a camouflaged staircase, she is thrown on an adventure across a series of marvelous and unexpected new worlds – but she has no idea how to control her travel or get herself safely back home. Skydiving off flying stone islands, outrunning savage warrior beasts, holding magic in her hands – it would all seem impossible if not for the help from a tiny, magical fox and other new friends along the way.

But not all friends are as they seem. Some will go to any length to get what they want, including a secret Adeline does not even know she possesses. It is a secret so important, all the magic in the universe is at stake – wars have been waged over it, and Adeline finds herself right in the middle of it all. She must overcome all inhibitions and face her greatest fears not only to survive but – after a lifetime of wanting – to finally, truly, find her place and way home.

At the intersection of literary and commercial storytelling, THE SECRET DOORS OF CANNONDALE is a portal-based, upper MG fantasy with a writing style like Serafina and the Seven Stars (by Robert Beatty) and the narrative pacing of Aru Shah and the End of Time (by Roshani Chokshi). It is complete at 49,000 words and the first book in a planned trilogy.
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Stephanie Brick
phone: 215.266.3638
Baltimore, MD
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