Crown Books for Young Readers
December 03, 2019
5.8 X 8.4 X 1.0 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author
Salla Simukka is the author of the internationally bestselling trilogy As Red as Blood, As White as Snow, and As Black as Ebony for young adults, which has sold more than one million copies worldwide. Sisterland is her first middle-grade title in the United States and has been sold in nine additional territories. It was inspired by the fairy tales Salla grew up with. She always wanted to find a portal to a magical world and finally decided to write one for herself--and other readers. Salla has also written several novels and a collection of short stories, translated adult fiction, children's books, and plays, and worked as a TV screenwriter. She lives in Tampere, Finland.
"While a few readers may wish for longer pauses in this Odyssey-paced journey, most will delight in the wondrous details and flexible metaphors."--Publishers Weekly, starred review "A girl-centered hero's journey, at once princess-free and enchanting." -Kirkus "A humorous, delightfully sweet tale of magic and sisterhood." -Booklist "The enchanting writing contains rich descriptions and similes, and will be accessible to reluctant readers." -School Library Journal "Enjoy the plethora of fantastic creatures and the paean to friendship." --Bulletin