Eoin Colfer, Nick Hornby, Roddy Doyle, Linda Sue Park, David Almond—top authors team up to tell the story of a man who magically connects the lives and times of young people around the world.
A video message from a dead person. A larcenous teenager. A man who can stick his left toe behind his head and in his ear. An epileptic girl seeking answers in a fairy tale. A boy who loses everything in World War II, and his brother who loses even more. And a family with a secret so big that it changes everything.
The world’s best beloved authors each contribute a chapter in the life of the mysterious George “Gee” Keane, photographer, soldier, adventurer and enigma. Under different pens, a startling portrait emerges of a man, his family, and his gloriously complicated tangle of a life.
Linda Sue Park won the Newbery Medal for A Single Shard. David Almond won the Printz Award for Kit’s Wilderness. Eoin Colfer is the author of the bestselling Artemis Fowl series. Deborah Ellis received a Jane Addams Children’s Book Award special commendation for her Breadwinner trilogy. Roddy Doyle won the Booker Prize for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. Nick Hornby has had three books made into feature films. Tim Wynne-Jones has twice won the Governor General’s Award for Fiction. Ruth Ozeki has seen her novel My Year of Meats translated into eleven languages. Margot Lanagan received a Printz Honor for her collection Black Juice. And Gregory Maguire wrote the novel Wicked, which became a popular Broadway musical.