Remarkable (Paperback)

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“In the town of Remarkable, everyone is just that -- remarkably remarkable. Everyone, that is, except Jane Doe, possibly the most ordinary girl the town has ever seen. But when strange things begin happening in Remarkable -- A band of pirates! Criminal twins turning an entire school blue! The mysterious appearance of Remarkable's resident lake monster! -- Jane may just be the girl to set things right. Foley's debut novel proves the idea that a person doesn't need to be extraordinary in order to do great things.”
— Megan Graves, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA


"A lot of outlandish entertainment." —The New York Times

Everyone in Remarkable is remarkable. Everyone except Jane, that is. While the rest of the town is busy being talented, gifted, or just plain extraordinary, she's never been anything but ordinary. Then Jane finds herself in school with the mischievous Grimlet twins, and her life suddenly gets a whole lot more interesting. And when a strange pirate captain appears in town, setting of a series of adventures that put the whole town in danger, it's up to Jane to save the day. Along the way, she might just find that she can be pretty remarkable after all.

* "A rich, unforgettable story that's quite simply - amazing." Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Filled with clever word play, wholly unique situations, outlandish characters...Foley's novel is a remarkable, middle-grade gem."  —Booklist, starred review

About the Author

Lizzie K. Foley ( has an MA in education from Harvard and has taught women's studies at Northeastern University. She has also worked in story development in the film industry in LA. She currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her husband and son and four poorly trained dogs.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780142424100
ISBN-10: 0142424102
Publisher: Puffin Books
Publication Date: March 7th, 2013
Pages: 336
Language: English