The Blue Sword

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Product Details

Price
$8.99  $8.27
Publisher
Puffin Books
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.13 X 7.76 X 0.79 inches | 0.51 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780141309750
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About the Author

Robin McKinley has won various awards and citations for her writing, including the Newbery Medal for The Hero and the Crown and a Newbery Honor for The Blue Sword. Her other books include Sunshine; the New York Times bestseller Spindle's End; two novel-length retellings of the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Beauty and Rose Daughter; and a retelling of the Robin Hood legend, The Outlaws of Sherwood. She lives with her husband, the English writer Peter Dickinson.

Reviews

Praise for The Blue Sword

* "This is a zesty, romantic heroic fantasy with an appealingly stalwart heroine, a finely realized mythical kingdom, and a grounding in reality that enhances the tale's verve as a fantasy." --Booklist, starred review

* "McKinley has reworked many familiar mythological motifs into a tale that is completely fresh; her spare and eloquent prose is sheer delight." --School Library Journal, starred review

"A new language, a new landscape, and a new people--all unforgettable!"--The Horn Book

"McKinley knows her geography of fantasy, the nuances of the language, the atmosphere of magic . . . ." --The Washington Post

"Any book that, at one point or another, reminded me of The Sheikh, Gunga Din, Islandia, and The Lord of the Rings can't be anything but a true original." --Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction