Discover Liesl & Po

When HarperCollins let me know about the new trailer for Liesl & Po, I had to check it out. And it is so beautifully done. Just like the book’s illustrations by Kei Acedera.

As a huge fan of Lauren Oliver’s young adult books, I can’t wait to see what she’s written for a middle grade audience, a book the publisher describes as “an unforgettable Dickensian tale of ghosts and magic, friendship and homecoming.”

And as such an fan of this brilliant author, I am happy to share what I know about the book and the new trailer here on the blog.

About Liesl & Po

Liesl’s cruel stepmother, Augusta, keeps her locked in her attic bedroom. Lonely and grieving for her recently deceased father, Liesl is surprised one evening by Po, a ghost who suddenly materializes in her room.

The two become fast friends, and it is because of Po that Liesl is able to escape from her attic room and embark on a journey to bury her father’s ashes beside those of her mother.

However, because of a mix-up at the undertaker’s, the box that Liesl carries does not contain her father’s ashes. Instead, it contains the most powerful magic in the world. And the alchemist who created that magic desperately wants it back.


The When’s and Where’s

Liesl & Po will be released in the U.S. on October 4, 2011.

It is currently available to pre-order online in hardcover and eBook formats at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at an Indie Bookstore near you through IndieBound.

To add Liesl & Po to your Goodreads TBR pile, click here.


Places to Stalk

The book’s website

The author’s website, the author’s blog

The author on Twitter,

HarperCollins’ book page, HarperCollins’ author page


The Magical and Delightful Book Trailer

Featuring the original song “A Train with Wings”

Praise for Liesl & Po

“With nods to Dahl, Dickens, the Grimms, and even Burnett, the author has made something truly original.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Classic fairy tale elements weave throughout this spirited, old-fashioned adventure. [Liesl & Po] testifies to the power of friendship and generosity to conquer greed and depression.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“With her third book, Lauren Oliver (Before I FallDelirium) creates another highly original world, this one for middle-grade readers.”
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