Lisa Mantchev, Someday, Narwhal

Lisa Mantchev is a temporally-displaced Capricorn who casts her spells from an ancient tree in the Pacific Northwest. When not scribbling, she is by turns an earth elemental, English professor, actress, artist, and domestic goddess. She shares her abode with her husband, two children, and three hairy miscreant dogs. She is best known as the author of the young adult fantasy trilogy, The Théâtre Illuminata, which includes the Andre Norton and Mythopoeic awards-nominated EYES LIKE STARS. Her picture book, STRICTLY NO ELEPHANTS, was named a 2016 NCTE Charlotte Huck Award Honorable Mention. Lisa’s short fiction has also appeared in venues like Faerie Magazine, Clarkesworld, Weird Tales, Fantasy Magazine, and Strange Horizons.

Today we celebrate the release of the follow up to shop special fave STRICTLY, which, as you'll see below, is entitled SOMEDAY, NARWHAL.

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Event date: 
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 2:00pm
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Secret Garden
2214 NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107
Someday, Narwhal Cover Image
By Lisa Mantchev, Hyewon Yum (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481479707
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - October 17th, 2017

In this charming companion to the award-winning picture book Strictly No Elephants, a tiny narwhal discovers that sometimes the difference between staying home and a big adventure is a group of loving friends.

Red front door. Potted plant. Umbrella stand. Piano. Red front door. Potted plant. Umbrella stand. Piano.


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Strictly No Elephants Cover Image
By Lisa Mantchev, Taeeun Yoo (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481416474
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - October 27th, 2015

"A sunny, smart, tongue-in-cheek tale." --The New York Times Book Review

Huffington Post Honor Book for Best in Kindness
Bank Street Best Book of 2015
NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) Charlotte Huck Honor Book
CCBC (Cooperative Children's Book Center) Choice Book

Sold in twelve countries


Sister Day! Cover Image
By Lisa Mantchev, Sonia Sanchez (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481437950
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - June 13th, 2017

From the author of Strictly No Elephants comes an adorable picture book that tells the timeless tale of a little girl who's on a mission to convince her big sister to play with her


Eyes Like Stars Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780312608668
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Published: Square Fish - April 13th, 2010

The fantastic first novel in Lisa Mantchev's Theatre Illuminata trilogy


Perchance to Dream Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780312675103
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Published: Square Fish - August 16th, 2011

Growing up in the enchanted Theatre Illuminata, Bertie learned everything about every play ever written. She knew the Players and their parts but she didn't know that she had a role to play, too. Now that she's discovered her own magic, she is the Mistress of Revels, the Teller of Tales. And she's ready to write her own story, outside the protective walls of Theatre.


So Silver Bright Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781250004857
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Published: Square Fish - May 22nd, 2012

All Beatrice Shakespeare Smith has ever wanted is a true family of her own. And she's close to reuniting her parents when her father disappears. Now Bertie must deal with a vengeful sea goddess and a mysterious queen as she tries to keep her family and the Theatre Illuminata from crumbling. To complicate it all, Bertie is torn between her two loves, Ariel and Nate.