DescriptionWorlds collide in a spectacular way when Newbery and National Book Award finalist Kathi Appelt and Pulitzer Prize nominee and #1 New York Times bestseller Alison McGhee team up to create a fantastical, heartbreaking, and gorgeous tale about two sisters, a fox cub, and what happens when one of the sisters disappears forever.
Sylvie and Jules, Jules and Sylvie. Better than just sisters, more than best friends, they d be identical twins if only they d been born in the same year. And if only Sylvie wasn t such a fast faster than fast runner. But Sylvie is too fast, and when she runs to the river they re not supposed to go anywhere near to throw a wish rock just before the school bus comes on a snowy morning, she runs so fast that no one sees what happens and no one ever sees her again. Jules is devastated, but she refuses to believe what all the others believe, that like their mother her sister is gone forever.
At the very same time, in the shadow world, a shadow fox is born half of the spirit world, half of the animal world. She too is fast faster than fast and she senses danger. She s too young to know exactly what she senses, but she knows something is very wrong. And when Jules believes one last wish rock for Sylvie needs to be thrown into the river, the human and shadow worlds collide.
Writing in alternate voices one Jules s, the other the fox s Kathi Appelt and Alison McGhee tell the searingly beautiful tale of one small family s moment of heartbreak, a moment that unfolds into one that is epic, mythic, shimmering, and most of all, hopeful."
April 18, 2017
5.0 X 0.9 X 7.5 inches | 0.57 pounds
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About the Author
ALISON MCGHEE's best-selling novel Shadow Baby was a Today Show Book Club pick, and her picture book for adults, Someday, was a #1 New York Times bestseller. She is the recipient of many fellowships and awards, has three grown children, and lives a semi-nomadic life in Minnesota and California.
Kathi Appelt is the author of the Newbery Honoree, National Book Award finalist, PEN USA Literary Award-winning, and bestselling The Underneath as well as the National Book Award finalist The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp, Maybe a Fox (with Alison McGhee), Keeper, and many picture books including Counting Crows and Max Attacks. She has two grown children and lives in College Station, Texas, with her husband. Visit her at KathiAppelt.com.