Once upon a time, Hazel and Jack were best friends. But that was before he stopped talking to her and disappeared into a forest with a mysterious woman made of ice. Now it's up to Hazel to go in after him. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen," breadcrumbs is a stunningly... show more
Once upon a time, Hazel and Jack were best friends. But that was before he stopped talking to her and disappeared into a forest with a mysterious woman made of ice. Now it's up to Hazel to go in after him. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen," breadcrumbs is a stunningly original fairy tale of modern-day America, a dazzling ode to the power of fantasy, and a heartbreaking meditation on how growing up is as much a choice as it is something that happens to us.Publishers Weekly Best BookSchool Library Journal Best BookBulletin Blue Ribbon BookChicago Public Library Best of the BestNPR Backseat Book Club Selection
Publish date: January 2nd 2013
Publisher: Walden Pond Press
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
The problem with reviewing books months after I've read them is I can't remember anything. I think there was a weird thing with Hazel's adoption (or another adopted kid) in this book, but I can't remember what. The story itself was just kind of eh. It didn't feel that innovative, but it also wasn...
Her class at her old school looked out on a small patch of woods, and Hazel had always thought that there was something magical about them, that it was the sort of place she and Jack were supposed to go into together. They would bring breadcrumbs, and they would cross through the line of trees to se...
This sort of re-telling isn't my jam, but I suspect it will be one of those amazing books for my niece to read.
“A boy got a splinter in his eye, and his heart turned cold. Only two people noticed. One was a witch, and she took him for her own. The other was his best friend. And she went after him in ill-considered shoes, brave and completely unprepared.” I wanted this book to never end, and I'd have sat i...
I really liked this book about an adopted girl from India who can't seem to adjust to her new school without her best friend, Jack. It stays true to the story of the Snow Queen while adding elements of more modern fairy tales, particularly aspects of Coraline and wanting a complete family. The paren...