Raven Girl

May 25, 2016|
Raven Girl by Audrey Niffenegger
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Once there was a Postman who fell in love with a Raven.
So begins the tale of a postman who encounters a fledgling raven while on the edge of his route and decides to bring her home. The unlikely couple falls in love and conceives a child-an extraordinary raven girl trapped in a human body. The raven girl feels imprisoned by her arms and legs and covets wings and the ability to fly. Betwixt and between, she reluctantly grows into a young woman, until one day she meets an unorthodox doctor who is willing to change her.
One of the world''s most beloved storytellers has crafted a dark fairy tale full of wonderment and longing. Complete with Audrey Niffenegger''s bewitching etchings and paintings, Raven Girl explores the bounds of transformation and possibility.

Praise for Raven Girl:

"With her signature wit, wry melancholy, and keen gothic sensibility, Niffenegger weds the fabulous with the deeply human in this concentrated, suspenseful fable. . . ." ---Booklist, Starred Review

"The book is a colorist''s dream that hauntingly captures the world of birds and humans and, as the title suggests, a creature that is somewhere in between." - The Chicago Sun-Times

"Niffenegger (The Night Bookmobile) blends art and prose in this eerie picture book for adults." -Publishers Weekly

"Raven Girl is a delight to hold and take in. Lovers of fairy tales and some graphic novel fans should find much to love here."
-School Library Journal online
"A haunting grown-up fairy tale" - Variety Magazine

"Provocative and beautiful." -ForeWord Reviews

"A runaway hit? This one''s going to fly." -DailyCandy
"It''s a lovely story." -Chicago Reader

"Raven Girl is an insidious intermingling of words and pictures to be treasured."-Tor.com
Audrey Niffenegger is the author of the international bestsellers The Time Traveler’s Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry, as well as a fine artist who has published three illustrated books with Abrams: The Three Incestuous Sisters, The Adventuress, and The Night Bookmobile. She lives in Chicago and London.
Title:Raven GirlFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:80 pages, 9.32 X 7.25 X 0.75 inShipping dimensions:80 pages, 9.32 X 7.25 X 0.75 inPublished:May 25, 2016Publisher:Harry N. AbramsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1419707264

ISBN - 13:9781419707261

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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