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"This cheeky picture book debut from author-illustrator Jess Hannigan tells the darkly dry and utterly hilarious tale of fibs, cons, and JUSTICE! Perfect for fans of Jon Klassen, Ryan Higgins, and stylized cinema—from Orson Welles to Wes Anderson."

Spider in the Well is my debut author/illustrator picture book! It's published by HarperCollins and will be released on March 19th, 2024. It's available for pre-order right now from all major booksellers and maybe even your local indie!


“Don’t worry, everybody. Jess Hannigan is here, and she’s really, really good at making books. Spider in the Well is beautiful, expertly told, and I don't trust anyone in it at all. It's amazing." -Jon Klassen, award-winning creator of I Want My Hat Back

"I love Spider in the Well. The story unfolds like a hilarious, modern German fable. It's like if Tomi Ungerer and James Marshall came together and combined The Three Robbers with Bumps in the Night." -K-Fai Steele, creator of A Normal Pig

"Dramatic pacing and sly humor. Terrific fun with a shrewd hero." -Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"In a folkloric-feeling work with a bit of bite, Hannigan makes a splendid picture book debut." -Publishers Weekly

"Stellar." -Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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