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From the award-winning and bestselling creators of Drawn Together comes the fantastic tale of a magical elevator that will lift your spirits–and press all the right buttons!

Iris loves to push the elevator buttons in her apartment building, but when it’s time to share the fun with a new member of the family, she’s pretty put out. That is, until the sudden appearance of a mysterious new button opens up entire realms of possibility, places where she can escape and explore on her own. But when she’s forced to choose between going at it alone or letting her little brother tag along, Iris finds that sharing a discovery with the people you love can be the most wonderful experience of all.

Using their dynamic comics-inspired storytelling, acclaimed author Minh Lê and Caldecott Medal-winning artist Dan Santat carry readers on a journey of ups, downs, and twists and turns that will send hearts–and imaginations–soaring.

School Library Journal, starred review

Publishers Weekly, starred review

School Library Connection, starred review

Booklist, starred review

Kirkus Reviews, starred review

A Q&A with Minh Lê and Dan Santat


“An entirely immersive experience that children will reach for, again and again.” —Booklist, starred review


Beautiful art enhances an uplifting story that encourages readers to share secret wonders with one another.” —SLJ, starred review


“Lê and Santat have produced another inspired storyline…elevates us all.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review


Excellent…This delightful offering should spark imaginations in both school and public library audiences.” —SLC, starred review


“Dazzling.” —PW, starred review





"Delightfully presented . . . with gentle humor." —Kirkus Reviews




"At once playful, self-aware, and perceptive in its exploration of the differences of personalities and the complications (or simplicities) of friendship." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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