Cuckoo Song

Frances Hardinge (Author) Katherine Press (Read by)
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$29.95  $27.55
Blackstone Publishing
Publish Date
December 31, 2019

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About the Author

Frances Hardinge is the author of seven novels for children, including the 2015 Costa Book of the Year, The Lie Tree. Her debut novel, Fly by Night, won the 2006 Branford Boase Award and was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. Frances's contribution to Mystery & Mayhem, 'God's Eye', is a wonderfully sinister Victorian thriller featuring hot air balloons and secret poisonings.

Katherine Press is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.


"Spine-chilling, creative work...a well-wrought fantasy."

-- "School Library Journal (starred review)"

"Hardinge is a master stylist...entangling the emotions of readers willing and able to enter into a world like no other."

-- "Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"

"In the guise of a gorgeously written and disconcerting fairy tale, Hardinge delves deeply into the darker side of family life."

-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)"

"Few authors can evoke a twinned sense of terror and wonder better than Hardinge...Vivid, frightening, and inventive, with narrative twists and turns that feel both surprising and inevitable...A piercing, chilling page-turner."

-- "Booklist (starred review)"

"Hardinge's quiet but elegant prose moves the story seamlessly from an effectively creepy horror tale to a powerful, emotionally resonant story of regret and forgiveness."

-- "Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)"

"Nuanced and intense, this painstakingly created tale mimics the Escher-like constructions of its villainous Architect, fooling the eyes and entangling the emotions of readers willing and able to enter into a world like no other."

-- "Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"

"Fans of Hardinge will not be disappointed in this latest spine-chilling, creative work."

-- "School Library Journal (starred review)"

"Cuckoo Song transcends its teen-reader designation. The psychological and historical nuances, along with the sheer horror of Not-Triss's existence, will mesmerize older readers as well.

-- "BookPage"

"This sophisticated, disturbing tale shivers with suspense and touching moments of bravery."

-- "Horn Book Magazine"

"A horrific yet spellbinding narrative that culminates in an unforgettable confrontation...Those who like horror served with a side of hopeful frightfulness will thoroughly enjoy this book."

-- "VOYA"