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Margaret K. McElderry Books
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5.8 X 1.3 X 8.3 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Amy Butler Greenfield's grandfather and great-grandfather were dyers, and she has long been fascinated by the history of color. Born in Philadelphia, she grew up in the Adirondacks and graduated from Williams College. As a Marshall Scholar at Oxford, she studied imperial Spain and Renaissance Europe. She now lives with her husband near Boston.


"Wonderfully felt, seen, and dreamed, Greenfield's debut fantasy is an enchanted read."--Franny Billingsley, National Book Award finalist and author of Chime
"I simply loved it. It was a delicious journey into a fantasy world that mingles music, magic, altered British history, and romance."--Cinda Williams Chima, NYT-bestselling author of The Demon King
"Chantress is one of those rare books that's so beautifully written you want to read it slowly and savor every word, but the story is so compelling you want to race through the pages! I loved it."--Mary Pearson, author of The Adoration of Jenna Fox and The Fox Inheritance
"With a spirited heroine, fearsome monsters, and luminous worldbuilding, this story had me hooked from the first page. CHANTRESS is truly enchanting."--Jessica Spotswood, author of Born Wicked
"Chantress is like the best kind of magic -- absorbing, mysterious, and delightful."--Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medal winning author of When You Reach Me
"A pure and elevated pleasure, like strawberries of the perfect ripeness or a gorgeous aria. In Greenfield's gripping fantasy novel the menace is palpable, and the practice of magic is described in such an evocative and haunting manner that I yearned to hear it. This exploration of the costs of a fear-based society and the real but worthwhile risks of freedom is deeply relevant to our times."--Katherine Sturtevant, author of At the Sign of the Star and A True and Faithful Narrative
"Chantress is a beguiling and mesmerizing story, full of mystery and song. From the first word, I was enchanted by Amy Butler Greenfield's unique twist on English history and by her compelling, magical, and loveable heroine, Lucy."

--Nancy Werlin, NYT-bestselling author of Impossible and Extraordinary
"Richly and thoughtfully written."--Publishers Weekly
"[E]ngaging...girl-centric historical fantasy."--Kirkus Reviews
"[T]his debut's compelling plot and skillful narrative style will likely grow on fans of paranormal fiction."--Booklist
"This is an enticing medieval fantasy with a headstrong heroine that will pique the interest of girls who like strong female characters... The book is well-written and the ending fast-paced. The best news is that there is plenty of material for a sequel."--Library Media Connection