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Jacob Sager Weinstein


Jacob Sager Weinstein

Jacob Sager Weinstein's work has appeared in The New Yorker and The Onion, and he has written for HBO and the BBC as well. He lives in London with his wife and children.
In 2005, during a walk along the Thames, he had the first stirrings of an idea that would eventually become HYACINTH AND THE SECRETS BENEATH. After more than a decade of writing and rewriting, the book will be published by Random House in 2017, and followed by two sequels. 
His first picture book is called LYRIC MCKERRIGAN, SECRET LIBRARIAN, and it will be published in 2018 by Clarion. It will be illustrated by Caldecott honoree Vera Brosgol.
Jacob has also spent time as stay-at-home dad, and he's proud to say that the one time he wasn't paying attention and the buggy got blown into the Regent's Park Duck Pond, neither of his children was in it. He hasn't yet received his Father of The Year Trophy for that achievement, but he's pretty sure it must have gotten lost in the mail.

Jacob Sager Weinstein

Books by Jacob Sager Weinstein

by Jacob Sager Weinstein - Fantasy, Fiction

Now that Hyacinth Hayward knows about the enchanted rivers under London, she's determined to find out more. Unfortunately, London isn't cooperating. Instead, Hyacinth stumbles on a new adversary --- a girl who is trying to steal all the ancient stones that keep the city in balance. To stop her, Hyacinth will need help from stone itself--specifically, a giant talking lion statue and his talking statue friends. Can this enthusiastic but scattered company defeat Minnie before London sinks like a stone?

by Jacob Sager Weinstein - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic

Before Hyacinth Hayward moves from Illinois to London, she reads up on the city’s history. Too bad for her. Because the books are wrong. The truth is, London was built on magical rivers, and all the major events in its past have been about people trying to control the magic. Hyacinth discovers this when her mom is kidnapped. Somehow Hyacinth has to figure out who to trust, so she can save her mom and, oh yeah, not cause a second Great Fire of London.