Imprint:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Audience:Juvenile: Age (years) 8 - 12, Grade (US) 3 - 7, Reading age 8 - 12
Dimensions:8in x 5.5 x 1.25 in | 1 lb
Page Count:400 pages
AWARD-CALIBER WRITING: The author's lyrical, literary writing draws comparisons to Newbery winners like The Girl Who Drank the Moon and The Book of Boy. This is the author's debut.
STRONG MIDDLE GRADE THEMES: The main character experiences loss, and must navigate a new world completely on her own, all while trying to understand where she comes from. The story explores a child's first realization of a parent not being perfect, as well as sacrifice of self to help others.
Best Middle Grade Books of 2020—Kirkus Reviews
2020 Booklist Editors’ Choice—Booklist
* "An epic tale of abandonment, travel, secrets, family, and the meaning of art.... Exquisite in detail.... A tapestry, both humble and rich."
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* "A lyrical debut exploring the nature of destiny and sacrifice.... The narrative voice...makes this enchanting story feel like an all-new myth built from classic material."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Expertly written, full of beautiful imagery and elements of Greek mythology.... An engaging and inventive novel."
—School Library Journal
* "Readers familiar with Greek myth will take special pleasure in the slantwise view Andrews conjures.... The tapestry metaphor also offers a longer, measured view of the unavoidability of pain and the beauty of kindness as well as commentary on the persistence of powerful stories through art."
—BCCB, starred review
* "Bewitching, beautiful, and bewildering.... Immensely satisfying."
—Booklist, starred review
"Both mysterious and evocative.... A dreamy, immersive story that raises questions aboutthe power of art and the value of humansuffering."
—The Horn Book