Agent: Kate Hordern
Zephyr/Head of Zeus will publish Ewa’s third middle-grade novel, THE KEY TO FINDING JACK, in hardback on 4 June 2020. GIRL 38: Finding a Friend, Ewa’s second novel, was published in hardback on 7 March 2019 and in paperback on 6 February 2020. Ewa’s debut, THE MYSTERY OF THE COLOUR THIEF, was published in hardback on 3 May 2018 and in paperback on 7 February 2019. THE MYSTERY OF THE COLOUR THIEF was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, and longlisted for the Branford Boase Award. Ewa’s novels have sold to two languages.
Ewa Jozefkowicz is a graduate of UCL, works for an educational company and lives in Highbury, North London, with her husband and twin daughters.
Praise for GIRL 38:
“Jozefkowicz shows empathy for her young heroines, exploring key themes of friendship, family and finding yourself with compassion and optimism.” Fiona Noble in the Bookseller Editor’s Choice
“Accessible, readable, and highly immersive … the children’s modern relationships are so well depicted … This is strong and impactful writing packaged in a simple story with mirrored events and clever plot turns.” Minerva Reads, Book of the Week
“Second-time author Ewa Jozefkowicz packs not one but two stories within a story.” Observer, Books of the Month.
“A compassionate tale of friendship and family.” i newspaper
“Strong themes of bullying, friendship and difference, but the author’s light touch balances the deeper issues with a lot of heart.” BookTrust
“With convincingly drawn characters, relatable issues and important values at its heart, this is a thoroughly enjoyable read.” Books for Topics
“Reading this sweetly told morality tale is to return temporarily to the world of children’s fiction fifty years ago … There is always room for novels like this concentrating on the theme of moral growth while also telling a good story.” Books for Keeps
“Eloquently explores what friendship really means and what sacrifices and acts of courage need to be made when you truly care about someone, regardless of age or time … A thought-provoking read … Although this is a short novel, its impact is strong.” Just Imagine
Praise for THE MYSTERY OF THE COLOUR THIEF:
“a heartwarming story about families, friendships, school, nature, hope and self-confidence.” Huffington Post UK
“Ewa Jozefkowicz tackles big themes with sincerity and a keen insight into the pre-teen mindset.” The Financial Times
“A really impressive, nuanced debut looking at how to cope with and survive life.” Fiona Noble in the Bookseller
“This extremely readable novel lays bare the emotions of friendship and family, as well as exploring the impact of nature on our urban lives, and the ways in which we can find hope and confidence in ourselves.” Minerva Reads
“A dramatic and inspirational story that gives the reader a shiny beacon of hope, even in the bleakest of times.” Mr Ripley’s Enchanted Books
“Moving and emotionally highly charged, this is a haunting story that will stay with you long after the last page is read.” Parents in Touch
“A heart-breaking yet hopeful tale of grief, friendships lost and found, a family in the grip of depression and a little swan fighting for survival. Ewa Jozefkowicz’s story paints a beautifully poignant tale of the loneliness, isolation and fear that guilt can bring, and the need to accept help when it seems like the hardest thing to do.” Nicki Cleveland, Miss Cleveland’s Reads
“The book paints a convincing picture of a harrowing time in a young life … by no means a gloomy read, offering ample humour, hope and optimism.” Book Trust, who have chosen it as a Bookmark Book of the Month for May.
“This is an authentically told story that poignantly portrays life during dark times for twelve-year-old Izzy… Powerful feelings are handled in a compassionate way, characters are authentically nuanced and the plot is compelling.” Books for Topics