Lalani of the Distant Sea

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Product Details
Price
$16.99  $15.80
Publisher
Greenwillow Books
Publish Date
Pages
400
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.5 X 1.4 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062747273

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About the Author

Erin Entrada Kelly is the acclaimed author of several books, including Hello, Universe, which wom the Newbery Medal. Her debut novel, Blackbird Fly, was named a best book of the year by Kirkus Reviews and School Library Journal and was an Asian/Pacific American Literature Honor Book. She is also the author of The Land of Forgotten Girls, winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, and You Go First, an Indie Next Pick, Kirkus Reviews Best Book, and School Library Journal Best Book.

Reviews

"A lush and mysterious fable, full of beauty, full of wonder." -- --Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medal-winning author of When You Reach Me

"With lyricism and elegance, Erin Entrada Kelly weaves a rich tale. Powerful and gripping." -- Soman Chainani, author of The School for Good and Evil series

"Unlikely but determined heroine Lalani is lovably loyal, kind-hearted, and optimistic even as she faces unspeakable dangers, and her relentless spirit makes her a worthy protagonist in this triumphant tale about fighting for the people one loves and staying true to oneself." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Newbery Medalist Kelly writes a heroic fantasy about making choices, going on a quest, and conquering evil. Scattered throughout the novel are short, beautifully illustrated second-person vignettes allowing readers to imagine they are the mythical creatures Lalani encounters . . . Fast-paced and full of wonder, this is a powerful, gripping must-read." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Inspired by Filipino folklore, Newbery Award̶winner Kelly has woven her narrative with a mythology that is rich and delicious. . . . Readers will be cheering for Lalani in her unlikely quest to save her family and friends, using only the power of her wits, courage, and empathy." -- Booklist (starred review)

"Beautifully rendered . . . A journey illustrating the importance of story and the power of faith and hope."
-- School Library Journal (starred review)

"Brimming with injustice, beauty, pain and wonder . . . A fluid, intentional novel grounded strongly in emotional reality and overflowing with the fantastic. Absolutely bewitching." -- Shelf Awareness (starred review)

"Fans of Lin's Where the Mountain Meets the Moon will be enthralled." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Kelly turns from the contemporary realistic settings of the Newbery-winning Hello, Universe and of You Go First to a tropical island-set fantasy world. . . . An excellent job of world-building." -- Horn Book (starred review)