Project Description


The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl

by Melissa Keil
illustrated by Mike Lawrence

Alba wants to stop time so she can stay in her small town forever―but the end of the world might just force her to confront her future.

Alba loves her life just as it is. She loves living behind the bakery and waking up in a cloud of sugar and cinnamon. She loves drawing comics and watching bad TV with her friends. The only problem is she’s overlooked a few teeny details. Like, the guy she thought long gone has unexpectedly reappeared. And the boy who has been her best friend since forever has suddenly gone off the rails. Even her latest comic book creation is misbehaving. On top of all that, the world might be ending―which is proving to be awkward.

As doomsday enthusiasts flock to idyllic Eden Valley, Alba’s life is thrown into chaos. Whatever happens next, it’s the end of the world as she knows it. But when it comes to figuring out her heart, Armageddon might turn out to be the least of her problems.

Full of Keil’s trademark quirky characters and witty dialogue, readers will be hooked by Alba’s romantic dilemma and the hilarious plot that links the end of high school with the end of the world.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-905-6
Publication Date: 4/1/2016
Page Count: 352
Size: 5-1/4″ x 8″
Age Range: 12 – 99
Language English
Format: Paperback
Price: $9.95
ISBN: 978-1-68263-041-9
Publication Date: 4/1/2018
Page Count: 352
Size: 5-1/4″ x 8″
Age Range: 12 – 99
Language English
Format: eBook
ISBN: 978-1-56145-970-4
Age Range: 12 – 99
Language English

Purchase this eBook through the following vendors:

Barnes & Noble

F&P: GRL Z+, Gr 9th & up, Genre RF
Lexile: 860L
Themes: Ambition, Change, Emotions, Friendship, Romance, Transition to Adulthood
BISAC 1: YAF010000  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
BISAC 2: YAF052000  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / General
BISAC 3: YAF058120  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship


“An amusing and perceptive take on post-adolescent life changes—with a twist.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“Alba is a feisty, fun, and introspective narrator…” ―Publishers Weekly

Meet the Author

Melissa Keil

Melissa Keil, born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, studied cinema and anthropology and has spent time as a high school teacher, Middle-Eastern tour guide, waitress, and IT help-desk person. She now works as a children’s book editor, and spends her free time watching YouTube and geek TV. You can visit her website here.

Meet the Illustrator

Mike Lawrence illustrated Muddy Max: The Mystery of Marsh Creek and is currently writing and illustrating Star Scouts. He lives with his wife, two sons, and too many pets in Oregon. You can visit his website here.