By Margi Preus
Illustrator Armando Veve


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  • Publication Date: September 13, 2022
  • Imprint: Amulet Books
  • Trim Size: 5 12 x 8 14
  • ISBN: 9781419758249
  • Page Count: 304
  • Illustrations: Map and B&W illustrations throughout
  • Rights: World English

From Newbery Honor–winner Margi Preus, a gripping middle-grade fantasy about a girl who must save the children of her world from being “windswept"

In Tag’s world, children are disappearing. “Youngers” who venture Outside are windswept—vanishing in the swirling snow—Tag’s sisters among them. Many have tried to find the lost children; all have failed. And since the Other Times, the Powers That Be seem intent on keeping it that way.

Little remains from those times: snippets of songs, heaps of plastic trash, and a few banned texts—including a book of fairytales.

An unlikely crew of Youngers join forces—Boots, who can climb anything, Ant, who will eat anything, Ren, who will say anything, and Tag, who doesn’t appear to have any talent whatsoever. With their dubious skills, the fairytales, a possibly magic ribbon, and an unwillingness to accept “that’s impossible,” they set off to rescue their windswept siblings in this spellbinding fantasy from Newbery Honor winner Margi Preus.

About the author

Margi Preus is a New York Times bestselling author of the Newbery Honor Book Heart of a Samurai and other notable books for young readers, including West of the Moon, Shadow on the Mountain, and Village of Scoundrels. She lives in Duluth, MN, land of snow squalls and cardamom buns.
Armando Veve is an award-winning illustrator whose drawings have appeared in numerous publications around the globe, including The New Yorker, National GeographicThe New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and Smithsonian Magazine, as well as with Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim and Art of Play. His permanent public art installation commissioned by MTA Arts & Design for Metro North Railroad was completed in 2021. He is a Society of Illustrators gold medalist, ADC Young Gun, and Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree. Armando studied illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design and lives in Philadelphia.