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Jackson Pearce


Jackson Pearce

Jackson is the author of a series of retold fairytales, including SISTERS RED, SWEETLY, FATHOMLESS, and COLD SPELL, as well as three other novels, AS YOU WISH, PURITY, and the forthcoming middle grade novel THE DOUBLECROSS. As J. Nelle Patrick, she is the author of TSARINA. Her work has received multiple starred reviews and has been published in 17 international markets. Pearce lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Photo Credit: Vania Stoyanova

Books by Jackson Pearce

by Jackson Pearce - Fiction, Friendship, Youth Fiction

After Ellie's first elevator build goes terribly wrong, her parents decide her "punishment" is to assist an elderly neighbor, Mrs. Curran, around the house. Ellie and her friends Kit and Toby are really only supposed to help with little things, but Ellie can't turn down the opportunity to use her engineering skills here and there where she sees a need  --- because that's what engineers do! It's no fun, though, when Mrs. Curran always gives Toby the credit for all the ingenious projects, and acts like Kit and Ellie were just helping him . . . . Can Ellie come up with another great build to elevate Mrs. Curran's ideas about this girl engineer?

by Jackson Pearce - Children's 8-12, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Youth Fiction

Ellie is an engineer. Together with her best friend Kit, Ellie can make anything. As Kit's birthday nears, the girls overhear Kit's mom talking about her present --- a dog! Ellie plans to make an amazing doghouse, but her plans grow so elaborate that she has to enlist help from the neighbor boys and crafty girls, even though the two groups don't get along. Will Ellie be able to pull off her biggest project yet, all while keeping a secret from Kit?

by Maggie Stiefvater and Jackson Pearce - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction

Pip and Tomas have dealt with magical creatures that burst into flames and runaway unicorns. Now they are headed with Tomas's family to Port Candor, a seaside showplace full of magical sea creatures. Soon they are surrounded by Slimekrakens and Tubafish and Spinnerseals and other dazzlers of the deep. AND they are involved in a big mystery that involves a sea monster that might not be staying in its tank. The adults are confounded by the magical misbehavior --- but Pip and Tomas aren't afraid to dive in!

by Maggie Stiefvater and Jackson Pearce - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic

Pip Bartlett has a way with magical creatures. But even she's challenged by Regent Maximus, a unicorn who's afraid of everything. With the help of her friend Tomas, Pip has to get Regent Maximus ready for a big unicorn competition-even if Regent Maximus would rather do anything than compete. Making matters worse, someone mysterious is trying to win the competition by cheating-and if Pip and Tomas don't stop the bad things from happening, it's not only Regent Maximus who'll have reason to be afraid.

by Jackson Pearce - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Friendship, Humor

Hale, who turned double-agent against the corrupt spy organization he was raised in, knows his super-spy parents can't come home until the Sub Rosa Society is neutralized --- and that he and his friends are all that's standing between SRS and their worldwide crimes. So Hale wants to hit the bad guys where it hurts: their bank account. Hale and his allies all travel to Switzerland and discover that this won't be a smash-and-grab job like they expected.

by Jackson Pearce - Adventure, Humor

When both his mother and father go missing on a secret mission --- likely captured by his spy agency's number one enemy --- it's Hale's time to step up and (with a little help from his acrobat-cheerleader little sister) save the day.

by Maggie Stiefvater and Jackson Pearce - Children's, Fantasy, Fiction

Pip is a girl who can talk to magical creatures. Her aunt is a vet for magical creatures. Because of a Unicorn Incident at her school (it was an accident!), Pip is spending the summer with her Aunt Emma at the Cloverton Clinic for Magical Creatures. And her new friend Tomas is allergic to most magical creatures. When things go amok --- and they often go amok --- Pip consults Jeffrey Higgleston’s Guide to Magical Creatures, a reference work that Pip finds herself constantly amending. Because dealing with magical creatures like unicorns, griffins, and fuzzles doesn’t just require book knowledge --- it requires hands-on experience and thinking on your feet. For example, when fuzzles (which have an awful habit of bursting into flame when they’re agitated) invade your town, it’s not enough to know what the fuzzles are --- Pip and Tomas also must trace the fuzzles’ agitation to its source, and in doing so, save the whole town.