A Corner of White
This is a tale of missing persons. Madeleine and her mother have run away from their former life, under mysterious circumstances, and settled in a rainy corner of Cambridge (in our world). Elliot, on the other hand, is in search of his father, who disappeared on the night his uncle was found... show more
This is a tale of missing persons. Madeleine and her mother have run away from their former life, under mysterious circumstances, and settled in a rainy corner of Cambridge (in our world).
Elliot, on the other hand, is in search of his father, who disappeared on the night his uncle was found dead. The talk in the town of Bonfire (in the Kingdom of Cello) is that Elliot's dad may have killed his brother and run away with the Physics teacher. But Elliot refuses to believe it. And he is determined to find both his dad and the truth.
As Madeleine and Elliot move closer to unraveling their mysteries, they begin to exchange messages across worlds - through an accidental gap that hasn't appeared in centuries. But even greater mysteries are unfolding on both sides of the gap: dangerous weather phenomena called "color storms;" a strange fascination with Isaac Newton; the myth of the "Butterfly Child," whose appearance could end the droughts of Cello; and some unexpected kisses...
Publish date: 20130528
Publisher: Scholastic Audio
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Middle Grade
, Young Adult Fantasy
, Magical Realism
Series: The Colors of Madeleine (#1)
***Note: this review assumes that you've read the book.*** One-sentence summary: A charming parallel-world fantasy that by itself is not much of a story, but lays a fun foundation for the sequel. What's great. I really enjoyed the language in this book, the oddness, and the playful narration. Th...
Una historia hermosa!! Casi indescriptible con palabras..
I had a bit of trouble at first, because Elliot in the Kingdom of Cello seems so much more realistic, more probably than Madeline in Cambridge. The differing story lines and perspectives weren't a problem, just how much more concrete Elliot's life was than hers.And then there are complications, and ...
hallie and teresa are killing me :)
2.5In moments of extreme conceit and hubris, sometimes, things click with me and I become them. A pair of dragonfly wings catch my eyes and I decide that's what I'd be if I were a pair of dragonfly wings. Not a vein different, not a vein prettier. That's how [b:A Corner of White|8661987|A Corner of ...