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They Threw Us Away


Henry Holt and Co.
Available: 09/15/20
8.79 x 6.86 · 256 pages
Ages 10-14 years
CDN $22.99 · cl
With dust jacket

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Daniel Kraus

illustrated by Rovina Cai

Truly captivating."--The New York Times

"A deliciously macabre fairy tale, full of snuggles." --Holly Black, award-winning author ofDoll Bones and co-creator of The Spiderwick Chronicles

Welcome to The Teddies Saga, a gripping new middle grade trilogy fromNew York Times-bestselling author Daniel Kraus and illustrator Rovina Cai.

Buddy wakes up in the middle of a garbage dump, filled with a certain awareness: he's a teddy bear; he spent time at a Store waiting for his future to begin; and he is meant for the loving arms of a child. Now he knows one more thing: Something has gone terribly wrong.

Soon he finds other discarded teddies--Horace, Sugar, Sunny, and Reginald. Though they aren't sure how their luck soured, they all agree that they need to get back to the Store if they're ever to fulfill their destinies. So, they embark on a perilous trek across the dump and into the outer world. With ravenous rats, screeching gulls, and a menacing world in front of them, the teddies will need to overcome insurmountable challenges to find their way home.

Equal partsToy StoryandLord of the Flies,They Threw Us Away is the unforgettable start of a captivating series.

Daniel Kraus is the author of numerous novels, includingRotters, the Death and Life of Zebulon Finch duology, andBent Heavens. With Guillermo del Toro, he wrote theNew York TimesbestsellingThe Shape of Water (the companion novel to the Academy Award-winning film) andTrollhunters(the inspiration for the Netflix series).

His novels have been Odyssey Award winners, Library Guild selections, YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults picks, Parent's Choice Gold Award winners, Bram Stoker finalists, and more. He lives with his wife in Chicago.