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Kelly Barnhill
Kelly Barnhill is an author, teacher and mom. She wrote THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON, THE WITCH'S BOY, IRON HEARTED VIOLET, THE MOSTLY TRUE STORY OF JACK and many, many short stories. She won the World Fantasy Award for her novella, THE UNLICENSED MAGICIAN, a Parents Choice Gold Award for IRON... show more



Kelly Barnhill is an author, teacher and mom. She wrote THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON, THE WITCH'S BOY, IRON HEARTED VIOLET, THE MOSTLY TRUE STORY OF JACK and many, many short stories. She won the World Fantasy Award for her novella, THE UNLICENSED MAGICIAN, a Parents Choice Gold Award for IRON HEARTED VIOLET, the Charlotte Huck Honor for THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON, and has been a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award, the Andre Norton award and the PEN/USA literary prize. She was also a McKnight Artist's Fellowship recipient in Children's Literature. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her three brilliant children, architect husband, and emotionally-unstable dog. She is a fast runner, a good hiker, and a terrible gardener. You can visit and chat at her blog: www.kellybarnhill.com

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Birth date: December 07, 1973
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Bookloving writer
Bookloving writer rated it 11 months ago
This is a wonderful little book. I loved the main characters and the setting. There were just a few things I didn’t like. If I’d written this book I wouldn’t have let any animals die. Just saying...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Yes. There is a witch in the woods. There has always been a witch. - Opening lines Magical babies are dangerous babies, Glerk tried to remind himself, day after day. When he wasn't cradling Luna. Or singing to Luna. Or whispering poetry into her ear as she slept. -Chapter 5 A story can tell the ...
Heather's Book Blog
Heather's Book Blog rated it 1 year ago
This was my first book by this author. It was scary, fun and spooky. I highly recommend
Lost Girls Reviews
Lost Girls Reviews rated it 2 years ago
What a delightful fairy tale! This was such a joy to read. I loved the mix of characters. There is a perfectly tiny dragon who truly believes he is simply enormous, a good witch with a heart of gold who rescues babies left in the woods to die, a poetry loving swamp monster, and so many other charact...
Susana "Lost in Fantasy Land"
Susana "Lost in Fantasy Land" rated it 2 years ago
This is the third book I've read by Kelly Barnhill, and as the other two that I've previously read, it is exquisitely written. It is also atmospheric as hell and not proper to the faint of heart.The story... you know those books that you get at the end, and you're heartbroken and slightly confused b...
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