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Book
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Edition:
First edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Imprint, 2017.
©2017
Description:
[281] pages : color illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Summary:
"Travel to Grishnaverse, a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid's voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy's bidding but only for a terrible price. Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love." -- from the publisher.
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Contents:
Zemeni Ayama and the Thorn Wood -- Ravkan The too-clever fox -- The witch of Duva -- Little knife -- Kerch The soldier prince -- Fjerdan When water sang fire.
LCCN:
2017937768
ISBN:
9781250122520
125012252X
9781250173928
1250173922
Other Number:
972383535
System Availability:
6
Current Holds:
0
Control Number:
1308834
Call Number:
YA BARDUGO
Course Reserves:
0
# System items in:
4
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Summary
<p> Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, #1 New York Times-bestselling author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love. </p> <p> Enter the Grishaverse... </p> <p> Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns. </p> <p>Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid's voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy's bidding but only for a terrible price.</p> <p>Perfect for new readers and dedicated fans, the tales in The Language of Thorns will transport you to lands both familiar and strange--to a fully realized world of dangerous magic that millions have visited through the novels of the Grishaverse.</p> <p>This collection of six stories includes three brand-new tales, each of them lavishly illustrated and culminating in stunning full-spread illustrations as rich in detail as the stories themselves.</p> <p> An Imprint Book </p> <p> This title has Common Core connections. <br> <br> A New York Times Bestseller</p> <p>"Lushly designed and wonderfully rendered ... Bardugo doesn't twist familiar tales so much as rip them open." -- Booklist , starred review <br> <br> "Strong writing, compelling stories, and gorgeous illustrations make this collection a must-have." -- School Library Journal , starred review </p> <p>"Gorgeously otherworldly...Any lover of retellings or original fairy tales will enjoy." -- Kirkus Reviews </p> <p>"Marvelous tales, as full of twists and delights and strangeness as anything found in the Grimm Brothers. Leigh Bardugo is a master." --Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble <br> <br> "Elegantly crafted...stylishly intricate illustrations...all fans of the darker side of folktales and folktale-like stories will find the stories satisfyingly full of pain, danger, and vengeance." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books , starred review <br> <br> "Gorgeous, cruel and almost wistful windows onto the dreamscapes and hard lessons of [Bardugo's] alternate universe ... fairy tales with all the darkness intact." -- NPR Book Review <br> <br> "Those who seem innocent are shown to be guilty, one-dimensional characters become more complicated, and mothers who once were absent are given presence and power." -- Mashable </p> <p>"This new collection will intrigue, awe, frighten, and inspire both stalwart fans and new readers looking for a heady spoonful of fantasy." --Hypable </p> <p>"This nightmare-inducing collection is short but powerful, each tale as brilliant and absorbing as the one before... brilliant storytelling" -- Romantic Times <br> <br> "Marvelous tales, as full of twists and delights and strangeness as anything found in the Grimm Brothers. Leigh Bardugo is a master." --Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble </p>
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