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Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Children/Young Adult Fiction (nominee)
A compelling and inventive novel set in a world where science and magic are at odds, by Robin McKinley, the Newbery-winning author of The Hero and the Crown and The Blue Sword, as well as the classic fantasy titles Beauty, Chalice, Spindle's End,Pegasus and Sunshine

Maggie knows something's off about Val, her mom's new husband. Val is from Oldworld, where they still use magic, and he won't have any tech in his office-shed behind the house. But - more importantly - what are the huge, horrible, jagged, jumpy shadows following him around? Magic is illegal in Newworld, which is all about science. The magic-carrying gene was disabled two generations ago, back when Maggie's great-grandmother was a notable magician. But that was a long time ago.

Then Maggie meets Casimir, the most beautiful boy she has ever seen. He's from Oldworld too - and he's heard of Maggie's stepfather, and has a guess about Val's shadows. Maggie doesn't want to know . . . until earth-shattering events force her to depend on Val and his shadows. And perhaps on her own heritage.

In this dangerously unstable world, neither science nor magic has the necessary answers, but a truce between them is impossible. And although the two are supposed to be incompatible, Maggie's discovering the world will need both to survive.

"A delightful read."
- Publishers Weekly

"Bound to appeal."
- Kirkus Reviews


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Used availability for Robin McKinley's Shadows

Hardback Editions

September 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Shadows
Author(s): Robin Mckinley
ISBN: 0-399-16579-7 / 978-0-399-16579-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2013 : USA Hardback

Title: Shadows
Author(s): Mckinley Robin
ISBN: 0-399-25625-3 / 978-0-399-25625-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

September 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shadows
Author(s): Robin McKinley
ISBN: 0-14-751220-4 / 978-0-14-751220-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Speak
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shadows
Author(s): Robin McKinley
ISBN: 0-14-133824-5 / 978-0-14-133824-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

December 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Shadows
Author(s): Robin McKinley
Publisher: Puffin
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Shadows
Author(s): Robin Mckinley
Publisher: Speak
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA