Breadcrumbs By Anne Ursu Illustrated by Erin McGuire. Walden Pond Press (an imprint of Harper Collins) $ ISBN: Read Common Sense Media’s Breadcrumbs review, age rating, and parents Anne Ursu · Fantasy; Breadcrumbs was, quite simply, a beautiful book. Book Review: Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu. Posted on October 4, Title: Breadcrumbs. Written by Anne Ursu Illustrations by Erin McGuire. Genre: Fantasy .

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Please try again later. Thank you for your support. I really like that, and it was so fun to picture a little girl reading the book and being scared and inspired with Hazel and the different versions of love she encounters.

And the white witch?? I felt that the White Queen’s menace and authority was slightly undermined by the resolution. Maybe that’s part of why I can’t “get” serious Lit-rah-chur, not only do I need a much bigger brain but I need to be able to expand my imagination or disengage myself from it? We all hoped for magic.


What McGuire chooses to illustrate is also interesting. Once upon a time, Hazel and Jack were best friends. Buy the selected items together This item: Common Sense is a nonprofit organization.

But things suddenly change, Jack stops talking to her, and Hazel suffers over the loss of his friendship. Even the most frightening of the characters hardly qualifies as a villain, and there’s no Aslan or Gandalf to help guide Hazel on her quest either.

Something happens and he grows cold and distant. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!


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In the forest she comes across three women who don’t give Hazel what she wants, and she responds with “They were supposed to help her. As the Jens Lekman song goes, “What’s broken can always be fixed; ufsu fixed will always be broken. You have trouble with slighting descriptions of mental illness. Between Jack’s mother’s depression, Hazel’s absent through recent divorce and remarriage father, Jack’s falling out with Hazel, and Hazel’s difficulties in school, I felt completely bogged down with sadness.

She teaches at Hamline! Artist Erin McGuire lends her black and white illustrations to the novel, which breadcrumbbs an interesting notion. She has a new album out this month so I have an excuse. Andersen was an odd nreadcrumbs. Once upon a time there was a little girl who found solace in books.

Hazel and Jack are best friends, now and forever. But it also leaves me with an unsettled feeling that there is no real answer about whether it is objectively worth it to go through all of the forgiveness and rebuilding it takes to remind a friend that they love you and should be nice to you. He also is her only friend at the public school she goes to now.

Now it’s up to Hazel to go in after him. When an author decides to create a fantasyland they have to determine whether or not it will be a fun fantasyland or a horrific one. If you step back and see what actually happens with an impartial eye, such a claim is not only ludicrous, it is offensive.

Every one of his villains and heroes is breadcrmubs by their wants. View all 5 comments.

It just feels so hopeless. By the end of the tale there are a couple loose ends that may confound readers. They would also probably find it comforting to see their situations so sensitively mirrored.


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I hope you’ll read this, and I hope you’ll share it and all of your favorite stories, with a child in your life. I still remember very clearly Gerda’s quest bteadcrumbs save her best friend Kai after he was whisked away by the Snow Queen to the Queen’s cold, cold ice castle. Not really what I wanted. Review of the Day: Jan 27, Kathryn added it Shelves: Her friend Jack is actually the one with the most imagination; he draws comics and makes up games that Hazel greedily devours, but does not contribute to herself.

Looks beautiful — I love the illustrations and the update of beradcrumbs story — but I have breadcrhmbs say — the title makes me think of Hansel and Gretel more than The Snow Queen!

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Something happens and he grows cold and distant. Breadcrumbw purchase helps us remain independent and ad-free. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she’d love to tell you about but that she’s sure you’d find more interesting to hear of in person. But the scene suffers from the same self-absorbtion as the rest of the story: