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A beautiful, new edition of the beloved fantasy hailed as "the stuff of epic tale telling" (Booklist), perfect for fans of Beauty and the Beast from New York Times best-selling author Edith Pattou.

Rose has always longed for adventure, so when an enormous white bear appears one evening and makes her a mysterious offer, she accepts. In exchange for health and prosperity for her ailing family, she must live with the white bear in a distant castle. But Rose soon realizes that all isn't as it seems. As she tries to settle into her new life, she makes a devastating mistake. Now she must choose: return to her safe and loving family or go on a dangerous quest to fix what she has broken--and perhaps lose her heart along the way. A sweeping romantic epic as timeless as any fairy tale and thrilling as only the best fantasy novels can be.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 507 pages
  • 134.87 x 205.23 x 31.75mm | 480.81g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0152052216
  • 9780152052218
  • 168,553

Review quote

Weaves the essentials of the children's fairy tale 'East o' the Sun and West o' the Moon' into a rich tapestry that will resonate with readers . . . the stuff of epic tale telling. --Booklist * Compelling . . . Pattou's writing pitches readers gracefully between myth and fantasy, inviting those unaccustomed to either genre to explore the frozen world of questing that she has so vividly created. --School Library Journal, starred review A Junior Library Guild SelectionAn ALA Notable BookAn ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Readers
Ohioana Book Award Winner
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A rich tapestry that will resonate with readers . . . . epic tale telling. (starred review)
-- "Booklist" (9/1/2003 12:00:00 AM)
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About Edith Pattou

Edith Pattou is the author ofEast, an ALA Notable Book, and its sequel, West; Hero's Song; Fire Arrow, a Booklist Top Ten Fantasy Novel of the Year; Ghosting; and the New York Times bestselling picture book Mrs. Spitzer's Garden. She lives in Columbus, Ohio.
Twitter: @epattou
Instagram: @ediepattou
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32,791 ratings
4.14 out of 5 stars
5 44% (14,531)
4 33% (10,668)
3 18% (5,823)
2 4% (1,336)
1 1% (433)
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