Step into a bouncy adventure of best friends (with problems), ghost mooses (with antlers), kid-run secret societies (with drama), and a hidden world where one beloved pillow fort always leads to another… and another… and another… Book One in the Pillow Fort saga!
HarperCollins Children’s | April 3, 2018 | Grades 3-7
Cover Artist- Monique Dong
Designer- Jessie Gang
AUDIOBOOK narrated by Cassandra Morris
“A magical adventure!” –Dav Pilkey (creator of Captain Underpants)
”Ridiculously irresistible, this will leave readers eager for the next escapade.” (Kirkus)
”Taylor’s debut is such a rollicking good time that readers will likely hope for more to come.” (Booklist)
”Magically charming and charmingly magical, this hilarious and heartfelt adventure is perfect for any reader who loves forts, magic, friendship… or just a great story.” (Dan Gemeinhart, author of The Honest Truth and The Midnight Children)
”A secret society of kid spies, magically connected pillow forts, and the heartache of growing apart from your best friend — I loved it!” (Kelly Jones, author of Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer)
”It’s been a long time since I’ve read a book this imaginative and clever — and a long time since I’ve had so much fun reading! Kept me turning the pages way past my bedtime.” (Caroline Carlson, author of The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates series)
”A heart-warming friendship story with a magical twist that will cozy right up to fans of Kate Messner and Wendy Mass.” (Melanie Conklin, author of Counting Thyme and A Perfect Mistake)
”A magical and heartwarming story of friendship, family, and summer breaks packed with never-ending laughs, never-ending fun, and never-ending pillow forts!” (Brooks Benjamin, author of My Seventh-Grade Life in Tights)
”Humor, heart, and fun: be sure to fortify your bookshelves with this one. But do be warned: pillow forts will be built during the reading of this delightful book!” (Lauren Magaziner, author of Pilfer Academy and the Case Closed Series)
”Complex and elaborate, yet surprisingly easy to follow, and very entertaining! This book is wonderful for anyone who loves some realistic whimsy. …Balances perfectly between the frivolous and the serious, and left me wanting more adventure!” Kristin C.
”Absolutely adorable! Taylor writes with both humor and heart. Fun, lighthearted, sweet read that elementary schoolers are sure to love! Be warned: pillow forts WILL be built during the reading of this book.” L.C.
Six. Weeks. That’s how long Maggie’s been waiting for her best friend, Abby, to come home from Camp Cantaloupe. Half of summer break may have been lost, but Abby is finally heading back! Only when Abby arrives, she’s. . . different. She doesn’t want to play any of their usual epic spy games. All New Abby wants to do is talk about camp things and plan campy activities—she even has the nerve to call Maggie’s massive, award-worthy pillow fort a “cabin.”
But at least Abby’s excited to build a “cabin” of her own. And when Maggie discovers that a pillow in the back of her fort mysteriously leads right into Abby’s new one, the two friends are suddenly just an arm’s length away. Soon they’re adding links and building more forts, until Maggie looks behind one pillow too many and finds herself face to face with. . . the authorities. Turns out their little pillow fort network isn’t the first to exist. It’s not even the second, or hundredth. A massive network of linked-up pillow forts already spans the globe, and the kids who run it are not happy with Maggie and Abby.
With just three days to pass the North American Founding and Allied Forts Alliance’s outrageous entrance tests or lose the links forever, Maggie and Abby pull out all the stops to try to save their network. But the kids on NAFAFA’s Council have their own agenda, and it just so happens Maggie’s fort might actually hold the key to a mystery that’s gone unanswered for generations. There’s only a little bit of summer left to burn, and Maggie and Abby are determined to win back their pillow fort freedom. But can their friendship—and their scrappy homemade network—survive the mission?