Breadcrumbs - Anne Ursu (Paperback)

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Barcode
9780062015068
Department
Books
Released
2 Jan 2013
Supply Source
USA

Book

Authors
Anne Ursu
Erin Mcguire (Illustrator)
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Harpercollins Childrens Books
Edition
Reprint
Language
English
Number of Pages
312
Dimensions
191 x 133 x 25mm (209g)

Annotation

Hazel and Jack are best friends until an accident with a magical mirror and a run-in with a villainous queen find Hazel on her own, entering an enchanted wood in the hopes of saving Jack's life.

Summary

The winner of numerous awards and recipient of four starred reviews, Anne Ursu's Breadcrumbs is a stunning and heartbreaking story of growing up, wrapped in a modern-day fairy tale.

Once upon a time, Hazel and Jack were best friends. But that was before he stopped talking to her and disappeared into a forest with a mysterious woman made of ice. Now it's up to Hazel to go in after him. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen," Breadcrumbs is a stunningly original fairy tale of modern-day America, a dazzling ode to the power of fantasy, and a heartbreaking meditation on how growing up is as much a choice as it is something that happens to us.

In Breadcrumbs, Anne Ursu tells, in her one-of-a-kind voice, a story that brings together fifty years of children's literature in a tale as modern as it is timeless. Hazel's journey to come to terms with her evolving friendship with Jack will deeply resonate with young readers.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

Juvenile Fiction

General Subject
Juvenile Grades 4-6 Ages 9-11
BISAC Subject 1
Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
BISAC Subject 2
Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
BISAC Subject 3
Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / Friendship
BISAC Subject 4
Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
BISAC Subject 5
Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
BIC Classification 1
Science fiction (Children's / Teenage)
BIC Classification 2
Science fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Library Subject 1
Magic; Fiction.
Library Subject 2
Mirrors; Fiction.
Library Subject 3
Best friends; Fiction.
Academic Subject 1
Children's Fiction / Fantasy
Dewey Classification
[Fic]

Inside Flap

Once upon a time, Hazel and Jack were best friends. But that was before he stopped talking to her and disappeared into a forest with a mysterious woman made of ice. Now it's up to Hazel to go in after him. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen," breadcrumbs is a stunningly original fairy tale of modern-day America, a dazzling ode to the power of fantasy, and a heartbreaking meditation on how growing up is as much a choice as it is something that happens to us.

Publishers Weekly Best Book
School Library Journal Best Book
Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book
Chicago Public Library Best of the Best
NPR Backseat Book Club Selection

Author Bio

Anne Ursu is the author of Breadcrumbs, which Kirkus Reviews called a "transforming testament to the power of friendship" in a starred review, and was acclaimed as one of the best books of 2011 by The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Amazon.com, and the Chicago Public Library. It was also on the IndieBound Next List and was an NPR Backseat Book Club featured selection. She was also the recipient of the 2013 McKnight Fellowship Award in Children's Literature. Anne teaches at Hamline University's MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults. She lives in Minneapolis with her son and four cats--monster fighters, all.

Erin McGuire is an illustrator of picture books and middle grade novels, including Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu, the Nancy Drew Diaries series, and Sleeping Beauty by Cynthia Rylant. When not drawing, she enjoys reading, cooking, and camping. Erin lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband and two cats. Visit her online at www.emcguire.net.