I can't rave enough about this book. Anne Ursu's capture of the middle grade voice and her treatment of issues at the heart of middle graders - all while weaving a wondrous tale - is hard to place in words. Breadcrumbs is funny, witty, sad, delightful, and beautiful. You simply must read it for yourself.
And the illustrations by Erin McGuire take your breath away. I'm issuing a caution, however, that some of the illustrations were not set at the ARC's printing and say "art to come." But those you do see? Wow. If you want them all, by all means PURCHASE THIS BOOK!! (You really should anyway.)
I reviewed (gushed about) Breadcrumbs this summer; that review/gush is found right here. And.....if you live in the Minneapolis area, Anne Ursu is visiting several local bookstores, as well as The Loft, in October and November. Check her website for details as well as details on her blog tour (which begins today)!
And.....this counts as my Thursday post for the week. I know it's not a writerly one, but Anne's writing style is something to be studied (if you can do that without getting lost in her stories)! So I guess I made it writerly after all.
Happy Breadcrumbs book birthday!