Books by Mike Klaassen

CRACKS by Mike Klaassen
Released: June 8, 2017

"An immersive YA novel about teens attempting to survive increasingly extreme scenarios."
Klaassen (The Frog Prince, 2017, etc.) tells the story of a troubled teenager forced to survive after a natural disaster in this YA novel.Read full book review >
Scenes and Sequels by Mike Klaassen
Released: April 28, 2016

"A rare and mostly engaging dive into the nitty-gritty of scene construction."
Klaassen (Hansel and Gretel, 2016, etc.) discusses the foundational structures of fiction in this how-to guide to writing.Read full book review >
Backlash by Mike Klaassen
Released: March 31, 2016

"A captivating tale that should appeal to history buffs, period drama fans, and readers who want to learn about the War of 1812 through the human experience rather than a textbook."
A historical novel intertwines the adventures of an array of characters, recounting important events of the War of 1812 through multiple perspectives. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"An orderly, no-frills guide to the craft of fiction writing."
Klaassen (Cracks, 2014, etc.) identifies 11 different aspects of writing fiction in this how-to manual.Read full book review >

"An embellishment of an age-old folk tale that adds intriguing elements while remaining faithful to most of the original story."
A novella offers a retelling and expansion of "Hansel and Gretel." Read full book review >

"The chapters about Gerit's life as a frog in the wild are entertaining, but this retelling adds little depth or nuance to its source material."
This fairy-tale novella retells the Brothers Grimm's classic "The Frog Prince" as a parable on the importance of keeping promises. Read full book review >