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A Tiny Piece of Sky

A new middle grade book from the author of the Penelope Crumb series.

Set in 1939, the story tells of a girl who decides to prove she is more than just a #3 sister to her older siblings by trying to clear her father of accusations that he’s a German spy – with surprising results.

Rights details

World English Rights: Philomel (January 2016)

Good news

Nominee for the Black-Eyed Susan Award

An award given by the Maryland Association of School Librarians

A Bank Street Best Book of 2016


An Earphones Award Winner

The audio book is the recipient of an Earphones Award from Audiofile Magazine

The Author

Shawn Stout

Shawn Stout’s delightful Penelope Crumb rivals Ramona, Clementine and Judy Moody! As well as the PENELOPE CRUMB series, Shawn’s also the author of the FIONA FINKELSTEIN mini-series and the standalone novel, A TINY PIECE OF SKY.

She earned an MFA in Writing for Children at Vermont College of the Fine Arts in 2009 and lives in Frederick, Maryland with her husband and two dogs.



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