The Glass Sentence

The Glass Sentence

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Boston, 1891. Thirteen-year-old Sophia Tims lives with her uncle, cartologer Shadrack Elli, in a world torn to pieces by the Great Disruption of 1799 - when all of the continents were mysteriously thrown into different time periods, from the prehistoric era to the fortieth century. Sophia's parents are explorers. She has not seen them in years, since they went on an expedition and never returned. When Shadrack is kidnapped from their home, Sophia sets out-along with her new friend, Theo - to find him. Their journey takes them across the country. Along with a group of lawabiding pirates, and a wayward botanist and his daughter, they search for Sophia's uncle, and run for their lives. What they learn-about mapmaking, the changes taking place in the world, and the legends of the land-transforms Sophia forever.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 131 x 197 x 36mm | 410g
  • PUFFIN
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0142423661
  • 9780142423660
  • 110,093

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A New York Times Bestseller
An IndieBound National Bestseller
A Summer/Fall 2014 Indies Introduce New Voices Selection
A Top Ten Kid's Next Selection
A Publishers Weekly Flying Start
A Washington Post Summer Book Club Selection
A Junior Library Guild Selection
One of Publishers Weekly's Best Summer Reads
An Amazon Summer 2014 Reading Selection
An Amazon Top 20 Children's/YA Book of 2014
An ABC Best Book of 2014 * "Brilliant in concept, breathtaking in scale and stellar in its worldbuilding; this is a world never before seen in fiction . . . Wholly original and marvelous beyond compare."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "A thrilling, time-bending debut . . . It's a cracking adventure, and Grove bolsters the action with commentary on xenophobia and government for hire, as well as a fascinating system of map magic."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "Stellar . . richly layered and emotionally engaging from the first page through to the intriguing cliffhanger end."--BCCB, starred review

* "A mind-blowing debut . . . The bookmaking behind this first novel is as elegant as the maps within it."--Shelf Awareness, starred review

"Wonderful. This author's imagination is just amazing."--Nancy Pearl on NPR.org

"I am in no doubt about the energy of S.E. Grove as a full-fledged, pathfinding fantasist. I look forward to the next installment to place upon the pile. Intensely."--Gregory Maguire, The New York Times Book Review

"Not since Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass have I seen such an original and compelling world built inside a book."--Megan Whalen Turner, New York Times bestselling author of A Conspiracy of Kings

"Absolutely marvelous. It's the best book I've read in a long time."--Nancy Farmer, National Book Award-winning author of The House of the Scorpion

"A page-turner . . . So imaginative."--Meghan Cox Gurdon, The Wall Street Journal

"Exuberantly imagined [and] exquisite."--Elizabeth Wein, New York Times best-selling author of Code Name Verity
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About S. E. Grove

S. E. Grove (segrovebooks.com) is a historian and world traveler. She spends most of her time reading about the early modern Spanish empire, writing about invented empires, and residing in Boston. Follow S. E. Grove on Twitter @segrovebooks.
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5,344 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 27% (1,433)
4 39% (2,078)
3 25% (1,335)
2 7% (375)
1 2% (123)
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