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Anne Ursu


USA flag (b.1973)

Anne Ursu's most recent book is BREADCRUMBS (HarperCollins/Walden Pond Press), a modernday fairy tale for middle grade readers. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen," BREADCRUMBS is a story of a Minneapolis girl who follows her best friend into a strange fairy-tale woods, and discovers there that fantasy is no escape.

Anne is also the author of the Cronus Chronicles (Atheneum), a middle grade fantasy trilogy about two cousins who unwittingly fall into a battle with Greek gods. The three books are THE SHADOW THIEVES, THE SIREN SONG, and THE IMMORTAL FIRE. In addition, she has written two novels for adults: SPILLING CLARENCE and THE DISAPPARATION OF JAMES (Hyperion). She teaches at the Hamline University's Masters of Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults. Anne lives in Minneapolis with her young son and neurotic cats.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy
 
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Anne Ursu recommends
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Orphan Island (2017)
Laurel Snyder
"A visionary, poignant, astonishingly lovely fable of childhood and change. This is a book to lose yourself in, and to never forget."
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The Problim Children (2018)
(Problim Children, book 1)
Natalie Lloyd
"An affectionate ode to the wonders of being a weird kid in a weird family. This book is an utter delight!"
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Winterfolk (2018)
Janel Kolby
"With its gorgeous prose, big heart, and sophisticated interplay between fantasy and reality, Winterfolk gently shows us that hope is its own kind of magic. Janel Kolby is a visionary, electrifying writer."

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