Introducing Yonder: Restless Books for Young Readers
Yonder is a new imprint from Restless Books devoted to bringing the wealth of great stories from around the globe to English-reading children, middle graders, and young adults. Books from other countries, cultures, viewpoints, and storytelling traditions can open up a universe of possibility, and the wider our view, the more powerfully books enrich and expand us. In an increasingly complex, globalized world, stories are potent vehicles of empathy. We believe it is essential to teach our kids to place themselves in the shoes of others beyond their communities, and instill in them a lifelong curiosity about the world and their place in it. Through publishing a diverse array of transporting stories, Yonder nurtures the next generation of savvy global citizens and lifelong readers.
By Juan Villoro
Translated from the Spanish by Lawrence Schimel
Over one million copies in sold in the Spanish edition
In the tradition of The Neverending Story, Mexican master Juan Villoro’s The Wild Book is a wondrous adventure story of a boy who goes to live in a magical library where books have supernatural powers.
Hardcover List Price: $17.99 • ISBN: 9781632061478 • Publication: 10/17/2017 • 5.5” x 8.25” • 240 pages • Middle Grade Fiction—Books & Libraries • Ages: 10–14 • Territory: World English • eBook ISBN: 9781632061485
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By Arshia Sattar
Illustrations by Sonali Zohra
A timeless classic of world literature come vividly alive for readers of all ages in this gorgeously illustrated, authoritative distillation of India’s oldest and best-loved story.
Hardcover List Price: $19.99 • ISBN: 9781632061775 • Publication: 3/20/18 • 7.125" x 7.125" • 224 pages • Young Adult Fiction—Classics / Hindu Epics • Ages: 12 and up • Territory: World English excluding India • eBook ISBN: 9781632061782
By Silvana Gandolfi
Translated from the Italian by Lynne Sharon Schwartz
From the beloved, award-winning Italian children’s author Silvana Gandolfi comes a gripping, true-to-life novel of a Sicilian boy’s fight to stay alive after his family is torn apart by the Mafia.
Hardcover List Price: $17.99 • ISBN: 9781632061652 • Publication: 6/5/18 • 5.5” x 8.25” • 224 pages • Young Adult Fiction—Thriller / Mafia • Ages: 12 and up • Territory: World English • eBook ISBN: 9781632061669
By Richard Marnier
Illustrations by Aude Maurel
Who Left the Light On? is a captivating picture book about creativity and diversity, in which a stranger moves to a city without surprises, and everything is turned upside down when he breaks the rules and leaves the light on.
Hardcover List Price: $17.99 • ISBN: 9781632061683 • Publication: 10/30/18 • 9” x 9” • 30 pages • Children’s Picture Book—Diversity • Ages: 3–6 • Territory: World English • eBook ISBN: 9781632061690
By Laura Atwood Duran
An inspiring coming-of-age debut novel about a nervous young girl who must take charge of her Catholic military family as they face the hardships of the Spanish Civil War.
Hardcover List Price: $16.99 • ISBN: 9781632061560 • Publication: 4/2/19 • 5.5” x 8.25” • 208 pages • Middle Grade Historical Fiction—Spanish Civil War • Ages: 10–14 • Territory: World English • eBook ISBN: 9781632061577