The Wrinkled Crown by Anne NesbetThe Wrinkled Crown by Anne Nesbet

The Wrinkled Crown

byAnne Nesbet

Hardcover | November 10, 2015

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Fans of Anne Ursu will love Anne Nesbet's tale of music and friendship, set against an age-old war between magic and science.

In the enchanted village of Lourka, almost-twelve-year-old Linny breaks an ancient law. Girls are forbidden to so much as touch the town's namesake musical instrument before their twelfth birthday or risk being spirited away. But Linny can't resist the call to play a lourka, so she builds one herself.

When the punishment strikes her best friend instead, Linny must leave home to try to set things right. With her father's young apprentice, Elias, along for the journey, Linny travels from the magical wrinkled country to the scientific land of the Plain, where she finds herself at the center of a battle between the logical and the magical.

Anne Nesbet is the author ofThe Cabinet of Earths, which was named a Best of the Best Book by the Chicago Public Library. She is a professor of Slavic languages and literatures and of film studies at UC Berkeley. She lives near San Francisco with her husband, several daughters, and one irrepressible dog.
Title:The Wrinkled CrownFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.25 inPublished:November 10, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062104292

ISBN - 13:9780062104298

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lovely Cover, Meh Story Picked this up based on the description, thought it sounded interesting and like something I would like. Add to that it has a beautiful cover, I thought it was a sure thing. I found it rather slow and a bit messy as I read. Probably would be better for a younger age group, I would definitely share this with my daughter when she is older. Would make an interesting young persons movie.
Date published: 2017-11-23

Editorial Reviews

PRAISE FOR A BOX OF GARGOYLES: “Nesbet’s style is both animated and animating...all elements of her story fairly quiver with life.”