Erin McGuire (Illustrator) Anne Ursu (Author)

Product Details

Price: $7.99  $7.35
Publisher: Walden Pond Press
Published Date: January 02, 2013
Pages: 312
Dimensions: 5.1 X 0.8 X 7.5 inches | 0.45 pounds
ISBN: 9780062015068
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About the Author

Erin McGuire is an illustrator of picture books and middle grade novels, including Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu, the Nancy Drew Diaries series, and Sleeping Beauty by Cynthia Rylant. When not drawing, she enjoys reading, cooking, and camping. Erin lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband and two cats. Visit her online at
Anne Ursu is the author of The Shadow Thieves, The Siren Song, and The Immortal Fire, all books in the Cronus Chronicles series. She has also written novels for adults. Anne teaches at Hamline University's Masters of Fine Arts in Writing for Children for Young Adults. She lives in Minneapolis with her son and cats.


2011 NPR Backseat Book Club--Featured Selection
"Wonderfully distinct, delightfully told and destined for a long life on the shelf."--The Wall Street Journal
"Devastatingly brilliant and beautiful...Ursu has sculpted a rich and poignant adventure that brings readers deep into the mysterious, magical, and sometimes frightening forests of childhood and change. Breadcrumbs is one of those rare novels that turned me on my head then sat on my heart and refused to budge."--Ingrid Law, Newbery Honor-winning author of Savvy
"This is a lyrical book, a lovely book, and a smart book; it dares us to see stories as spreading more widely, and running more deeply, than we had imagined."--Gary Schmidt, Newbery Honor-winning author of The Wednesday Wars
Like a fairy-tale heroine, Hazel traverses the woods without a breadcrumb trail to save a boy who may not want to be saved in this multi-layered, artfully crafted, transforming testament to the power of friendship.--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
The creepy fantasyland that Hazel traverses uses bits from other Andersen tales to create a story beautifully written and wholly original. It's certainly the only children's fantasy around where Minnesota Twins All-Star catcher Joe Mauer figures into the plot.--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
The evocative magical landscape, superbly developed characters (particularly dreamy, self-doubting, determined Hazel and lost Jack), and the piercing sadness of a faltering childhood friendship give this delicately written fantasy wide and lingering appeal.--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)