The Gilded Girl


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$16.99  $15.80
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
Publish Date
5.4 X 8.3 X 1.3 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Alyssa Colman won the 2013 Primary Stages ESPA new play competition and was a semifinalist at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center National Playwrights Conference. She has participated as both a mentee and mentor in the Author Mentor Match program and is a member of SCBWI. Alyssa now lives in Los Angeles, where she enjoys making a mess in her kitchen and hiking with her family.


A Bank Street Best Book of the Year

A thoughtful and imaginative exploration of friendship, internal change, and perseverance told in alternating voices and anchored in an enticingly crafted alternate turn-of-the-century New York." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Holds a lot of appeal for magic-loving readers. . .Fast-paced and warmhearted with a satisfying conclusion." --Kirkus Reviews

"Readers familiar with Frances Hodgson Burnett's A Little Princess will recognize the riches-to-rags plot, and the earnest personal growth for both Emma and Izzy and triumphant ending make for a cozy read . . . Readers will take to heart the strong emphasis on personal worth regardless of circumstance." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"[An] entertaining fantasy . . . a delightfully Dickensian feel." --The Buffalo News

"Sweet and magical. Will kindle the imagination!" --Melissa de la Cruz, author of The Descendants series

"When I turned the last page, the first word that came to mind was wow, followed quickly by fabulous, fresh, fast-paced and fun. This book is pure magic."--Barbara O'Connor, New York Times-bestselling author of Wish

"An irresistible story that celebrates the magic of friendship, kids' power to change the world, and the benefits of having an excellent cat on your side. Timely, engrossing, and delightful." --Anne Ursu, author of The Lost Girl

"The Gilded Girl is a spellbinding adventure through turn-of-the-century New York City complete with house dragons, disappearing rooms, and magic that longs to burn free. This charming, magical story about trust, hope, equality, and the active pursuit of systemic change feels perfectly relevant right now." --Josephine Cameron, author of Maybe a Mermaid and A Dog-Friendly Town