YA Book of The Day:
Introducing Peggy Fitzroy, royal snoop. “A rollicking spy caper in corsets . . . will delight fans of historical fiction as well as mystery lovers.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
A warning to all young ladies of delicate breeding who wish to embark upon lives of adventure: Don’t.
Sixteen-year-old Peggy is a well-bred orphan who is coerced into posing as a lady in waiting at the palace of King George I. Life is grand, until Peggy starts to suspect that the girl she’s impersonating might have been murdered. Unless Peggy can discover the truth, she might be doomed to the same terrible fate. But in a court of shadows and intrigue, anyone could be a spy—perhaps even the handsome young artist with whom Peggy is falling in love . . .
“The perfect balance of history and mystery, this novel is fantastic . . . Sarah Zettel is an author to watch, and readers will be eagerly awaiting the next Palace of Spies installment.”—VOYA
“Zettel has created a dynamic, immensely likable heroine in Peggy, and she folds in history, both cultural and political . . . A sequel is in the works, and it will be eagerly anticipated by fans of Libba Bray.”—Booklist
“A solid opening volley in a promising series.”—Publishers Weekly
“The protagonist, clever and witty, makes a compelling heroine.”—School Library Journal
“This combination of willful heroine and royal backdrop will appeal to history buffs and readers who like their subterfuge accessorized by a few frills and ruffles.”—Bulletin
Today’s Book of The Day is sponsored by this week’s Kids’ eBook of The Week:
First published between 1927 and 1958, the 26 classic books about Freddy the Pig have delighted five generations of children and are now going on to delight a sixth.
Walter R. Brooks introduced Freddy the Pig in Freddy Goes to Florida. Freddy and his friends from Bean Farm migrate south for the winter, with every mile of the way a terrific adventure complete with bumbling robbers and a nasty bunch of alligators. This is vintage Freddy and the whole ensemble cast at their charming best.