The Big Dreams of Small Creatures

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From Black-ish writer and director comes a whimsical and heartwarming tale where two unlikely allies band together to protect and defend the insect world from the worst enemy of all… humans.

“What an enchanting and wondrous book for young readers.”
—Jamie Lee Curtis, award-winning actress and children’s author

“Hopeful, upbeat, and triumphant.”
—Lisa McMann, NYT bestselling author

“Lerner’s characters are a delight, full of heart and humor.”
—Robert Beatty, bestselling author

“Heartfelt and humorous…a staggeringly original concept, richly-drawn characters, and a touch of magic.”
—Stuart Gibbs, bestselling author

About Gail

Gail Lerner has been a television and film writer/director for almost twenty-five years, which is especially remarkable given that she’s only twenty years old. She has recently directed her first feature film, a reimagining of Cheaper by the Dozen, for Disney+. Additionally, she has written and directed for iconic and beloved shows such as Black-ish, Happy Endings, Ugly Betty, Grace and Frankie, and Will & Grace. Her work has garnered her a Peabody Award, 6 NAACP Image Awards, and multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. Her short film, Seraglio, which was co-written and co-directed with her dashing and talented husband, Colin Campbell, was nominated for a 2001 Academy Award. She holds an MFA in Theater Directing from Columbia University. The Big Dreams of Small Creatures is her first novel.

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