The premise: Hazel and Jack were best friends. But then he wouldn't talk to her. And Jack vanished into the forest, reportedly with a shimmering woman covered in ice. No one paid attention or seemed concerned, least of all his parents. So Hazel entered the forest to find him.
What keeps readers reading: A real world (which is extra fun for Minnesotans) and an imaginary one rolled into one believable place coupled with characters who encounter decisions and change. Woven with Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen" in mind, Anne Ursu sculpts a tale all her own, rich with struggle and abounding in mysterious magic. Hazel must conquer her fears, reach beyond herself to help Jack, and care about the good of others rather than what might happen to herself. Breadcrumbs is the story of one brave girl, daring to do right, no matter the outcome.
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September 27th, 2011! Snag your copy of Anne Ursu's Breadcrumbs. And snuggle in. You'll get lost in its world.