Feature Book of the Week: Jackaby by William Ritter

Tuesday, January 26, 2016



Feature Book of the Week

Jackaby
by 
William Ritter

Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary--including the ability to see supernatural beings. Abigail has a gift for noticing ordinary but important details, which makes her perfect for the position of Jackaby’s assistant. On her first day, Abigail finds herself in the midst of a thrilling case: A serial killer is on the loose. The police are convinced it’s an ordinary villain, but Jackaby is certain the foul deeds are the work of the kind of creature whose very existence the local authorities--with the exception of a handsome young detective named Charlie Cane--seem adamant to deny.

About the Author
William Ritter began writing Jackaby in the middle of the Night when his son was still an infant. After getting up to care for him, Will would lie awake, his mind creating rich worlds and fantasies such as the one in New Fiddleham. Will lives and teaches in Springfield, Oregon. Jacob was his first novel. (author bio retrieved from Algonquion Young Readers Press)
began writing Jackaby in the middle of the night when his son was still an infant. After getting up to care for him, Will would lie awake, his mind creating rich worlds and fantasies—such as the one in New Fiddleham. Will lives and teaches in Springfield, Oregon. Jackaby is his first novel. - See more at: http://algonquinyoungreaders.com/book/jackaby/#sthash.Ano6phrC.dpuf
William Ritter began writing Jackaby in the middle of the night when his son was still an infant. After getting up to care for him, Will would lie awake, his mind creating rich worlds and fantasies—such as the one in New Fiddleham. Will lives and teaches in Springfield, Oregon. Jackaby is his first novel. - See more at: http://algonquinyoungreaders.com/book/jackaby/#sthash.Ano6phrC.dpuf
William Ritter began writing Jackaby in the middle of the night when his son was still an infant. After getting up to care for him, Will would lie awake, his mind creating rich worlds and fantasies—such as the one in New Fiddleham. Will lives and teaches in Springfield, Oregon. Jackaby is his first novel. - See more at: http://algonquinyoungreaders.com/book/jackaby/#sthash.Ano6phrC.dpuf
William Ritter began writing Jackaby in the middle of the night when his son was still an infant. After getting up to care for him, Will would lie awake, his mind creating rich worlds and fantasies—such as the one in New Fiddleham. Will lives and teaches in Springfield, Oregon. Jackaby is his first novel. - See more at: http://algonquinyoungreaders.com/book/jackaby/#sthash.Ano6phrC.dpuf

9 Delicious Comments:

K. N. ~Brittany Woods Middle School~ said...

I loved Jackaby. I couldn't help but compare it to shows like Supernatural and Doctor Who. It was great and I can't wait to read more!

Jamya Richardson said...

Jackaby was a very good book. It reminded me so much of Doctor Who!

~JR Brittany Woods Middle School

Kelly Collins -hixon middle said...

I thought that Jackaby by William Ritter was a great murder mystery with a great twist at the end.

Caroline From Hixson said...

I loved Jackaby and could not set it down and the end truly surprised me!

Anonymous said...

West Middle School...
I loved Jackaby and could not set the book down. I love fantasy books, anything to do with magic or, supernatural. This book reminded me so much of Doctor Who and a little bit of the show Supernaturals. I suggest you read this book ,and now I'm off to Rook!!! I hope i like it:)
H.G

Melody Frese said...

Weird, creep and awesome. We love it!

Melody Frese said...

Weird, creepy, we love it!
Ladue Middle School

Anonymous said...

This book is amazing! Jackaby and Ms.Rook are quite the team I must say! If you like fantasy in urban places then what are you doing here? Go read it! If you already have...read it again!
This has been A HAZELWOOD STUDENT!!!!
K.P.

Anonymous said...

Markel from Central Middle Said
I loved this book, but the title was off putting and the plot was a little to whimsical.

 
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