Creatures of the In Between (Hardcover)

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Creatures of the In Between (Hardcover)


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Princess Mononoke meets How to Train Your Dragon in this magical middle grade adventure from Cindy Lin, author of The Twelve, featuring a blend of East and Southeast Asian folklore and mythical creatures, and starring a boy with a hero’s destiny.

Prince Jin is running out of time.

He must find a monster companion before his thirteenth birthday or lose the throne completely.

And that means travelling to the only place where monsters still live: the legendary, dangerous Whisper Island.

But untold perils await Jin there. The magical creatures he seeks are not so easily swayed, and an even greater threat looms on the horizon—one that could threaten everything Jin hopes to achieve.

A former journalist with degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University, Cindy Lin has worked for Sony Pictures Entertainment and has written and produced many multimedia news features for children, one of which received a Peabody Award. Cindy is the author of The Twelve, Treasures of the Twelve, Creatures of the In Between, and the upcoming Beasts of the Uncanny Wild, and you can find her at

Product Details ISBN: 9780063064799
ISBN-10: 0063064790
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: April 11th, 2023
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: Creatures of the In Between

"Court intrigue, daring escapades, and quick-moving battle sequences characterize this entertaining read... Lin’s lush descriptions bring her mythical creatures and the mysteries of Samtei’s past to life." — Publishers Weekly

"Perfect for fans of monsters, magic, myth, and learning about the stories and heroes of East and Southeast Asian lore." — Booklist

Praise for Cindy Lin: “[A] rip-roaring debut…Ideal for fans of stories with lots of heart, great lore, and plenty of twists along the way.”  — ALA Booklist

“Aficionados will delight in the plethora of fast-paced action scenes sprinkled with martial arts wisdom, and there is much potential for sequels…and, of course, for Usagi to continue developing her powers.”   — Booklist

"Full of heart and brimming with action, what a read! I couldn’t put it down, but I didn’t want it to end! I know I'll return to this enthralling and inventive world time and time again." — Amie Kaufman, New York Times bestselling author of Elementals: Ice Wolves