Breadcrumbs

Breadcrumbs

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By (author) Anne Ursu, Illustrated by Erin McGuire

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Format: Paperback | 312 pages
  • Dimensions: 133mm x 195mm x 17mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 2 January 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0062015060
  • ISBN 13: 9780062015068
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 96,895

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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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"This is a lyrical book, a lovely book, and a smart book; it dares us to see stories as spreading more widely, and running more deeply, than we had imagined."--Gary Schmidt, Newbery Honor-winning author of The Wednesday Wars

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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 BookSchool Library Journal Best BookBulletin Blue Ribbon BookChicago Public Library Best of the BestNPR Backseat Book Club Selection