The Kingdom of Back

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Product Details
Price
$18.99  $17.66
Publisher
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.9 X 8.5 X 1.1 inches | 0.98 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781524739010

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About the Author
Marie Lu is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites, Legend, and Warcross series. She graduated from the University of Southern California and jumped into the video game industry as an artist. Now a full-time writer, she spends her spare time reading, drawing, playing games, and getting stuck in traffic. She lives in Los Angeles with her illustrator-author husband, Primo Gallanosa, and their family.
Reviews
Praise for The Kingdom of Back

"A beautifully evocative cover and a feminist angle on Mozart's older sister, Nannerl (a talented pianist and composer in her own right), will have readers grabbing for Lu's latest title." --Booklist

"A gorgeous story about what it means to be forgotten." --Buzzfeed

"With a unique premise and an understated beauty . . . this novel is unlike anything else [Lu's] published. It is historical fact transformed into a fairy tale and twisted into a tragedy. There is no question of Lu's extraordinary literary talent; she is at peak form here with her nuanced tale of sibling rivalry and familial distrust." --Tor.com

"A beautifully composed historical fantasy that will enthrall readers, especially those with music in their hearts." --School Library Journal

"In Lu's capable hands, [Nannerl is] finally resurrected, and her story and music sing." --BookPage

"Lu shows her knack for creating detailed worlds while seamlessly building a complicated sibling relationship with a balance of rivalry and love." --Publishers Weekly

"Lu's exploration of the complex Mozart family dynamics and the period in which they lived is fascinating." --Horn Book Reviews

"A dreamlike story about music, magic, and the Mozart siblings. . . the end result is spellbinding." --BookRiot

"The shivery fantasy and bluntly realistic historical detail harmonize well, and there's plenty to ponder about women whose contributions have been suppressed or lost to history." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books