The Girl from Everywhere

Heidi Heilig (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$17.99
Publisher
Greenwillow Books
Publish Date
February 16, 2016
Pages
464
Dimensions
5.9 X 1.6 X 8.4 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062380753

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About the Author

Heidi Heilig is the author of The Girl from Everywhere, which was an Indie Next Pick and also named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Bustle, and Paste. Its sequel, The Ship beyond Time, received a starred review from School Library Journal and was named a Best Book of the Year by Paste. She holds an MFA degree from New York University in musical theater writing, and she has written the book and lyrics for several shows, including The Time Travelers Convention, Under Construction, and The Hole.

Reviews

"One of my absolute favourite reads of 2016, Heidi Heilig's debut captured me completely from the first page. A lushly written time-traveling adventure with an imaginative magical twist, real heart and real heartbreak, and a major dash of swoon."--Alwyn Hamilton, author of Rebel of the Sands
"A skillful mashup of science fiction and eclectic mythology, enlivened by vivid sensory detail and moments of emotional and philosophical depth. ...A nonstop time-travel romp."--Kirkus Reviews
"[A] time-travel adventure...Heilig's writing is richly immersive, and a mature exploration of complicated love, both familial and romantic, underlies the story. A riveting and far-reaching fantasy that crosses seamlessly across the centuries, posing questions about fate, loyalty, and belonging."--Publishers Weekly
"This thrilling swashbuckler-steeped in history, myth, and legend-finds a solid anchor in its colorful characters. ...Fascinating, thought-provoking and wonderfully imagined, The Girl From Everywhere will spark the adventurer inside every reader."--Shelf Awareness
"The world Heilig has built is a creative blend of actual history and fantasy elements grounded in ancient and modern myths. Her novel is simultaneously an adventure story, a love triangle, and a meditation on big topics like the idea of home and the tension between fate and free will."--BookPage
"Heilig presents a dizzying array of intermeshed events, dates, and maps. The plot is rooted in actual Hawaiian history, and redolent with realistic details and Hawaiian folklore. ...The reader may ultimately be surprised at how smoothly the fantastical elements here mesh with the real."--Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
"This debut catapults delightfully from one map to the next, offering a fresh and captivating approach to time travel."--NPR Books
"A truly exciting book, brimming with adventure, history, and sinuous potential. ... "The Girl from Everywhere" is a bewilderingly good book. ...Heidi Heilig is one to watch."--Christian Science Monitor
"History and mythology fans will love this fast-moving ride through time, where mythological maps take Nix and the crew to real places with items and creatures true to the map's design...This must-have fantasy adventure will appeal to fans of Rick Riordan's 'Kane Chronicles.'"--School Library Journal (starred review)
"With time travel, fantasy, Hawaiian history, mythology, cute animals, and a feisty female protagonist, romance and fantasy readers will find much to enjoy."--Booklist