The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls

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Product Details

Price
$8.99  $8.27
Publisher
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
Pages
368
Dimensions
5.3 X 7.6 X 1.0 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781442442924

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About the Author

Claire Legrand used to be a musician until she realized she couldn't stop thinking about the stories in her head. Now Ms. Legrand is a full-time writer living in New Jersey. She has written two middle grade novels--The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls, one of the New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing in 2012, and The Year of Shadows--as well as the young adult novel Winterspell. Visit her at Claire-Legrand.com and on Twitter @ClaireLegrand.

Sarah Watts is an illustrator of fabric lines, books, and other printed delights. She is married to an adventure junkie and she collects old treasures. Sarah is also the Alumni Board of Trustee member for Ringling College of Art and Design (RACD).

Reviews

"Insidiously creepy, searingly sinister, and spine-tinglingly fun, this book also presents a powerful message about friendship and the value of individuality."--Joy Fleishhacker "School Library Journal "
The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls is weirdly charming and creepy. I loved the intrepid girl hero Victoria and her determination to save her best friend from the scariest Home ever. An enormously fun--and shivery--read.--Sarah Prineas, author of The Magic Thief series
"A heartwarming friendship tale--played out amid carpets of chittering insects, torture both corporal and psychological, the odd bit of cannibalism and like ghoulish delights. A thoroughgoing ickfest, elevated by vulnerable but resilient young characters and capped by a righteously ominous closing twist."--Kirkus, starred review
" The too-serene-to-be-true town of Belleville harbors some creepy secrets in Legrand's debut, a sinister and occasionally playful tale of suspense. Legrand gives Victoria's mission a prickly energy, and her descriptions of the sighing, heaving home--a character in itself--are the stuff of bad dreams. Watts's b&w illustrations of spindly characters, cryptic shadows, and cramped corridors amplify the unsettling ambiance, and her roach motif may have readers checking their arms."--Publisher's Weekly
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