Adriana Schanen

I write novels for kids and young adults.

My favorite kind of fiction is realistic, immersive, character-driven.
I love smart, authentic stories with a sense of humor…books with a beating heart.

Quinny & HopperQUINNY & HOPPER, my debut early middle-grade novel, was published June 2014 by Disney-Hyperion. It’s a contemporary/realistic story about two polar-opposite kids whose sweet summer friendship sours when they wind up in the same 3rd grade class. Plus there’s a killer chicken…

“Fan of Sara Pennypacker’s Clementine and Judy Blume’s Superfudge will flock to this entertaining chapter book.” -School Library Journal

“Hopper’s thoughtful and observant voice and Quinny’s lively and amusing one, combined with the quick-paced plotting, make this an engaging page-turner. Judy Moody fans will have a ball with Quinny and Hopper, and elementary teachers or librarians looking for a spirited readaloud selection will want to pick up a copy as well.”

“This endearing story about true friendship should appeal equally to boys and girls.”       -Kirkus

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