Elizabeth and Zenobia
Elizabeth and Zenobia
By Jessica Miller
Illustrator Yelena Bryksenkova
  • Imprint: Amulet Books
  • Publication Date: September 19, 2017
  • Price: $16.99
  • Trim Size: 5 12 x 8 14
  • ISBN: 1-4197-2724-9
  • EAN: 9781419727245
  • Page Count: 208
  • Illustrations: 20 black-and-white illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: North America
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Abandoned by her mother and neglected by her scientist father, timid Elizabeth Murmur has only her fearless friend, Zenobia, for company. And Zenobia’s company can be very trying! When Elizabeth’s father takes them to live in his family home, Witheringe House, Zenobia becomes obsessed with finding a ghost in the creepy old mansion and forces Elizabeth to hold séances and wander the rooms at night. With Zenobia’s constant pushing, Elizabeth investigates the history of the house and learns that it does hold a terrible secret: Her father’s younger sister disappeared from the grounds without a trace years ago.

Elizabeth and Zenobia is a wonderfully compelling middle-grade story about friendship, courage, and the power of the imagination.


"Miller's painstaking crafting of language and attention to atmospheric detail create a clever story where nothing is as it seems."

About the author

Jessica Miller is a children’s writer and PhD student from Brisbane, Australia. She currently lives in Germany. Elizabeth and Zenobia is her first novel.

Yelena Bryksenkova was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia; grew up in Cleveland; and studied illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore (BFA, 2010) and the Academy of Applied and Decorative Arts in Prague, Czech Republic. She lives in Western New York.

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