Doll Bones

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Product Details

Price
$18.99  $17.47
Publisher
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publish Date
Pages
244
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.3 X 0.9 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781416963981

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About the Author

Holly Black is the #1 New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of speculative and fantasy novels, short stories, and comics. She has sold over 26 million books worldwide, and her work has been translated into over 30 languages and adapted for film. She currently lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret library. Book of Night is her adult fiction debut.
Eliza Wheeler is the author-illustrator of MISS MAPLE'S SEEDS (Penguin), which debuted on the New York Times Best Seller list. She has illustrated many children's books, including JOHN RONALD'S DRAGONS: THE STORY OF J.R.R. TOLKIEN (Caroline McAlister), TELL ME A TATTOO STORY (Alison McGhee), WHEREVER YOU GO (Pat Zietlow Miller), and Newbery Honor winning novel DOLL BONES (Holly Black). Eliza received the SCBWI National Grand Prize Award for best portfolio in 2011. She lives with her husband in Minnesota.

Reviews

"A little bit scary and full of heart, this story grabbed me and wouldn't let go."--Rebecca Stead, Newbery Award winning author of When You Reach Me
"Every encounter redraws the blurry lines between childishness and maturity, truth and lies, secrecy and honesty, magic and madness. Spooky, melancholy, elegiac and ultimately hopeful; a small gem."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"It's as psychologically haunting as the ghost girl's physical haunting....Black begins with an ordinary experience of childhood and gives it a wicked twist to reveal the truth at the center of the impulse for storytelling."--Jennifer M. Brown "Shelf Awareness, starred review "
"Nobody does spooky like Holly Black. Doll Bones is a book that will make you sleep with the lights on."--Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
"For the 10-12 year-old reader...Doll Bones may be perfect....It's a deep, strange and compelling book, at times lovely, at times heartbreaking and deliciously weird."--Lauren Oliver "New York Times Book Review "
"Tightly focused, realistic tale--bladed with a hint of fairy-tale darkness.... Stories about the importance of stories...don't come much more forthright and affecting than this one."--Booklist, starred review
*"A darn good adventure."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
*"This novel is a chilling ghost story, a gripping adventure, and a heartwarming look at the often-painful pull of adulthood." --School Library Journal, starred review
"Black poignantly and realistically captures how adolescence inherently brings change; how growing up affects the ways children play; and the inevitable tests friendships face."--Horn Book
*"Black manages a careful balancing act of reality and fantasy, using the effectively creepy ghost story as the backdrop to a poignant exploration of what is lost along the way to adulthood...Keenly felt."--BCCB, starred review
"Compelling, chill-at-the-nape tale with dynamics and emotional depth... The novel's eerie vibe and eek-worthy plot may keep readers turning pages into the wee hours, but it's the vivid characters and skillfully developed themes of identity, friendship and loss that linger long in the mind."--The Washington Post
Hand this book to any middle schooler and they will immediately relate to that tween feeling of moving from childhood to adolescence.--Library Media Connection
"[An] eerie, tender novel".--The Wall Street Journal