Following Flora

Following Flora

Additional Formats
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780803741287
  • 256 Pages
  • Dial Books
  • 10 and up


The Gadsby family will capture your heart yet again in this heartwarming sequel to Indie Next List Pick After Iris

Life with the Gadsby family is always chaotic, but now things are spinning of control. Blue’s parents are back home, alternating between rekindling their romance and wondering why they’re still together, and Zoran, the au pair who used to keep them all sane, has moved out. What’s more, he has taken in a reclusive teenage boy, which leaves Blue and her siblings feeling utterly abandoned. Naturally, Blue is determined to bring Zoran home—and to document every moment of her family’s trials and tribulations. Fans of The Penderwicks and Counting By 7s will find an insightfully funny narrator in the irresistible Blue Gadsby.


Praise for After Iris:

Now a Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book, a 2014 Bank Street Best Book of the Year, and a CCBC Choice!

“Bluebell Gadsby is the kind of heroine who brings to mind Cassandra Mortmain in ‘I Capture the Castle’ or Harriet the Spy…” – The New York Times

“At once funny and painful and tumultuous, with a deus-ex-machina ending that will make readers want to cheer.” – The Wall Street Journal

* “Hilariously funny and poignantly touching…an uplifting, memorable read.” – Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Flat-out wonderful.” – Booklist

“A realistic slice of life that bubbles with wit and charm.” – School Library Journal

“The grand finale…is one of the best Christmas scenes ever.” – The Horn Book

“A full, engaging portrait of a complicated family.” – Newsday
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