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ISBN13: 9781599902593
ISBN10: 1599902591
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Darkness falls so quickly in Howland that the people there have no word for evening. One minute the sky is light, the next minute it is black. But darkness comes in other forms, too, and for thirteen-year-old Annie, the misery she endures in her Uncles household makes the black of night seem almost soothing. When Annie escapes, her route takes her first to a dangerous mine where a precious stone is being stolen by an enemy of the king, and later to the kings own halls, where a figure from Annies past makes a startling appearance. All the while, reported sightings of kinderstalk— mysterious, wolf-like creatures that prowl Howlands dark forests—grow more frequent. Eloquent, suspenseful, and imbued with fairy-tale motifs found in The Brothers Grimm, this is a riveting coming-of-age story of a girl who must learn to trust her instincts if shes to lead the people she is destined to rule.

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Eloquent, suspenseful, and imbued with classic fairy-tale motifs, this riveting coming-of-age story presents a girl who must learn to trust her instincts if she's to leave the people she is destined to rule and prevent a war.

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Darkness falls so quickly in Howland that the people there have no word for evening. But for thirteen-yearold Annie, the dark is almost soothing compared to the misery of her cruel aunt and uncle's house. When Annie finally escapes, she finds herself on a journey that will take her deep into the forest—where fearsome creatures lurk—and to the glittering halls of a palace. Hints of the Brothers Grimm add magic to this spellbinding and beautifully told story.

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M.E. (Molly) Breen lives in San Francisco, where she works as a literacy advocate through the Carnegie Foundation. A graduate of Yale University, Molly has taught at both Yale and Stanford University. This is her first novel.

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barchibald, April 14, 2009 (view all comments by barchibald)
Beautifully written book that has left me ready and impatient for a sequel. Beware the kinderstalk! I loved the main character, and loved those who she encountered along the way and look forward to knowing more about them in the next book! Please?
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781599902593
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Subject:
General
Author:
Breen, M. E.
Author:
Breen, Molly
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Publication Date:
20090512
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 5 to 8
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 288 pages Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - English 9781599902593 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Eloquent, suspenseful, and imbued with classic fairy-tale motifs, this riveting coming-of-age story presents a girl who must learn to trust her instincts if she's to leave the people she is destined to rule and prevent a war.
"Synopsis" by ,
Darkness falls so quickly in Howland that the people there have no word for evening. But for thirteen-yearold Annie, the dark is almost soothing compared to the misery of her cruel aunt and uncle's house. When Annie finally escapes, she finds herself on a journey that will take her deep into the forest—where fearsome creatures lurk—and to the glittering halls of a palace. Hints of the Brothers Grimm add magic to this spellbinding and beautifully told story.
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