Breadcrumbs

Breadcrumbs

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By (author) Anne Ursu, Illustrated by Erin McGuire, Illustrated by Anne Ursu

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Format: Hardback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 147mm x 211mm x 33mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 27 September 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0062015052
  • ISBN 13: 9780062015051
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 159,408

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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

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"Wonderfully distinct, delightfully told and destined for a long life on the shelf."--The Wall Street Journal

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A stunning modern-day fairy tale from acclaimed author Anne UrsuOnce 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 story of the struggle to hold on, and the things we leave behind.