Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie

Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie

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When she runs away to New York with a new identity in the hopes of getting lost in the crowd, seventeen-year-old Valerie Russell finds that escape from her own reality is impossible as she encounters colorful, desperate, and strange new friends who end up giving her the surprise of her life.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 135 x 210 x 28mm | 365g
  • East Roseville, Australia
  • English
  • Repackage ed.
  • 0689868227
  • 9780689868221
  • 635,974

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"An edgy but ultimately life-affirming read." -- "Horn Book Guide" "This is a powerful book.... I love it when a girl learns how to be Valiant." -- Tamora Pierce, author of the "Immortals" and "Song of the Lioness" quartets "Intoxicating." -- "Booklist" "Exciting." -- "Publishers Weekly"
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About Holly Black

Holly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Some of her titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), the Modern Faerie Tales series, the Curse Workers series, Doll Bones, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, The Darkest Part of the Forest, the Magisterium series (with Cassandra Clare), and the Folk of the Air series. She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award, a finalist for an Eisner Award, and the recipient of both an Andre Norton Award and a Newbery Honor. She lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret door. Visit her at
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31,022 ratings
3.9 out of 5 stars
5 35% (10,794)
4 32% (10,018)
3 24% (7,467)
2 7% (2,103)
1 2% (640)
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