Monday, July 16, 2012

Bibliophile's Corner

by Anne Ursu

Flap Copy Description:
Once upon a time, Hazel and Jack were best friends. They had been best friends since they were six, spending hot Minneapolis summers and cold Minneapolis winters together, dreaming of Hogwarts and Oz, superheroes and baseball. Now they are eleven, it was weird for a boy and a girl to be best friends. But they couldn't help it - Hazel and Jack fit, in that way you only read about in books. And they didn't fit anywhere else.
And then one day, Jack just stopped talking to Hazel. And while her mom tried to tell her that this sometimes happens to friends at this age, Hazel had read enough stories to know that it's never that simple. And it turns out she was right. Jack's heart had been frozen, and he was taken into the woods by a woman dressed in white to live in a palace made of ice. Now it's up to Hazel to venture into the woods after him.

My Thoughts:
Breadcrumbs was written by Anne Ursu, and is a wonderful middle grade adventure fantasy inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen story "The Snow Queen." Ms. Ursu has penned a well-written novel that reminds us of the beauty of our every day lives by thrusting her well-developed characters into a whimsical world of challenges and confusion; a place that causes the main character, Hazel, to realize she misses her life back home - even with its turbulent troubles. I would highly recommend Breadcrumbs to readers from the ages of eight to twelve.

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Thanks to Theresa Milstein for recommending this book!
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  1. Just put this on on hold at the library. :) Thanks--and thanks for setting up the meeting on Saturday. :)

  2. This sounds really good. Thanks for posting a review. :)

  3. Gee I've seen a few recommendations for this one now, and it really does sound like something my rascals would like. Maybe I should be a good mom and pick it up eh?

    1. Sounds like a good idea to me, Tanya. ^_^