Gennifer Choldenko is the New York Times bestselling and Newbery Honor Award-winning author of ten children's books, including Notes From a Liar and Her Dog, If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period, No Passengers Beyond this Point, Al Capone Does My Shirts, Al Capone Shines My Shoes, and Al Capone Does My Homework. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.
"A fun ride, full of adventure, suspense, and good characterization." - "School Library Journal" "A fast-paced mindbender." - "Booklist" "Choldenko infuses each (character) with a unique tenderness and humor . . . a thoughtful but still entertaining book-club choice." -"The Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books" "High-concept fantasy. . . Choldenko's pacing is sure and her use of airport argot adds an inventive element to this story of unlikely survival." - "Publishers Weekly" "The author shines in her characterization of children and their idiosyncratic kidspeak." - "Kirkus" "Choldenko keeps the plot moving rapidly and constantly shifts the point of view, with each chapter narrated by one of the three siblings, so that both readers and characters feel discombobulated-everything is both concrete yet dreamlike. . . . No one can write a hormonal teenager at war with her family like Choldenko, but in the end the family relationships and the de