Remarkable (Hardcover)

By Lizzie K. Foley

Dial Books, 9780803737068, 336pp.

Publication Date: April 12, 2012

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“In the town of Remarkable, everyone is just that -- remarkably remarkable. Everyone, that is, except Jane Doe, possibly the most ordinary girl the town has ever seen. But when strange things begin happening in Remarkable -- A band of pirates! Criminal twins turning an entire school blue! The mysterious appearance of Remarkable's resident lake monster! -- Jane may just be the girl to set things right. Foley's debut novel proves the idea that a person doesn't need to be extraordinary in order to do great things.”
— Megan Graves, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA
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A wonderfully whimsical debut that proves ordinary people can do extraordinary things

In the mountain town of Remarkable, everyone is extraordinarily talented, extraordinarily gifted, or just plain extraordinary. Everyone, that is, except Jane Doe, the most average ten-year-old who ever lived. But everything changes when the mischievous, downright criminal Grimlet twins enroll in Jane's school and a strange pirate captain appears in town.

Thus begins a series of adventures that put some of Remarkable's most infamous inhabitants and their long-held secrets in danger. It's up to Jane, in her own modest style, to come to the rescue and prove that she is capable of some rather exceptional things.

With a page-turning mystery and larger-than-life cast of characters, Lizzie K. Foley's debut is nothing short of remarkable.


About the Author

Lizzie K. Foley (www.lizziekfoley.com) has an MA in education from Harvard and has taught women's studies at Northeastern University. She has also worked in story development in the film industry in LA. She currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her husband and son and four poorly trained dogs.