Breadcrumbs by Anne UrsuBreadcrumbs by Anne Ursu


byAnne UrsuIllustratorErin Mcguire

Paperback | January 2, 2013

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The winner of numerous awards and recipient of four starred reviews, Anne Ursu's Breadcrumbs is a stunning and heartbreaking story of growing up, wrapped in a modern-day fairy tale.

Once upon a time, Hazel and Jack were best friends. But that was before he stopped talking to her and disappeared into a forest with a mysterious woman made of ice. Now it's up to Hazel to go in after him. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen," Breadcrumbs is a stunningly original fairy tale of modern-day America, a dazzling ode to the power of fantasy, and a heartbreaking meditation on how growing up is as much a choice as it is something that happens to us.

In Breadcrumbs, Anne Ursu tells, in her one-of-a-kind voice, a story that brings together fifty years of children's literature in a tale as modern as it is timeless. Hazel's journey to come to terms with her evolving friendship with Jack will deeply resonate with young readers.

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Anne Ursu is the author ofBreadcrumbs, whichKirkus Reviewscalled a "transforming testament to the power of friendship" in a starred review, and was acclaimed as one of the best books of 2011 byThe Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books,School Library Journal,Publishers Weekly,, and the Chicago Public Library. It was als...
Title:BreadcrumbsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:336 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.67 inShipping dimensions:7.62 × 5.12 × 0.67 inPublished:January 2, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062015060

ISBN - 13:9780062015068


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book I read this book as an adult for a University course and really loved it! I would recommend it to anyone
Date published: 2018-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Good! Such a great middle-grade book, with a great fantasy world and a nice ending!
Date published: 2018-01-15

Editorial Reviews

"Wonderfully distinct, delightfully told and destined for a long life on the shelf."