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The Golden Rectangle

The Golden Rectangle

For Ages: 8 - 12
Two girls with very different superpowers join together to save the world from a tiny tyrant in this sequel to The Secret Spiral.

Flor Bernoulli, a fashion maven from Brooklyn, New York, and Lucy Moon, a horse-rustling farm girl from Georgia, are both in possession of magic keys that give them special powers. And they’re going need those powers if they have any hope of saving the universe.

Only four inches tall and made of nothing but squares and rectangles, Square Man is on a mission throughout the universe to destroy anything round or curved. And it’s up to Flor and Lucy to stop him. Helped by Dr. Pi, a pie-baking wizard thousands of years old, and Buddy Moon, Lucy’s father and owner of an ice plant, this fantasy adventure takes the girls on a romp through time and space…and introduces a bit of magical math at the same time.
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  • Aladdin | 
  • 160 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416980438 | 
  • February 2014 | 
  • Grades 3 - 7
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Lucy was late for the snowstorm. It was due to blow in at noon, just in time for her older sister’s wedding. Snow would swirl up the steps of their back porch as Nell was gliding out the door in her bridal gown under a blazing Georgia sun. Then Nell would get married and leave their little town of Puddleville to go live with Matt in the big city, forever.

The thought was unbearable. That’s why Lucy was sulking in the barn. It was so hot the sun was practically burning a hole in the barn roof. Salty sweat slicked Lucy’s short brown hair into a wet cap and dribbled down and stung her eyes. It must... see more

About the Author

Gillian Neimark
Photograph by Jesse Porter

Gillian Neimark

Gillian Neimark is the author of The Secret Spiral and The Golden Rectangle, and a nom de plume for writer Jill Neimark, who is also the author of the highly acclaimed Bloodsong as well as Why Good Things Happen to Good People. Additionally, she is the coauthor of I Want Your Moo, a picture book that won a Teacher’s Choice Award for Children’s Books.




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