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Anne Ursu

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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: Children's Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy
New and upcoming books
January 2024

Not Quite a Ghost
Cronus Chronicles
   1. The Shadow Thieves (2006)
   2. The Siren Song (2007)
   3. The Immortal Fire (2009)
   Spilling Clarence (2001)
   The Disapparation of James (2003)
   Breadcrumbs (2011)
   The Real Boy (2013)
   The Lost Girl (2019)
   The Troubled Girls of Dragomir Academy (2021)
   Not Quite a Ghost (2024)
Novellas and Short Stories
Series contributed to
Anne Ursu recommends
Controlled Burn (2022)
Erin Soderberg Downing
"A gorgous, tender, wonderful book. Controlled Burn is a testament to the power and beauty of everyday moments of bravery, compassion, and love."
The Whispering Fog (2022)
Landra Jennings
"With a dose of creepiness and a dash of delight, Landra Jennings brews a bewitching tale of sisterly love, finding your voice, and the value of a good tomato. I love this book."
The Wolf's Curse (2021)
Jessica Vitalis
"The Wolf's Curse boldly tells readers to take a closer look at the stories they're told--not to mention at the wolves that might be lurking in the shadows. A clear-eyed, big hearted fable of compassion, friendship, and love."

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Anthologies containing stories by Anne Ursu
The Sports Pages (2012)
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