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 ยท 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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As the Jens Lekman song goes, “What’s broken can always be fixed; what’s fixed will always be broken. Ursu has sculpted a rich and poignant adventure that brings readers deep into the mysterious, magical, and sometimes frightening forests of childhood and change. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. They want nothing to do with Hazel, whom they see as a strange, childish girl who spends too much time reading books and imaging worlds of fantasy. I found the main ufsu Hazel to be dull, unlikeable and overly self-pitying.

Circumstances happen which drive a wedge between Hazel and Jack.

Review of the Day: Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu

I am the wrong reader for this book Yes, Breadcrumbs is a fairy tale retelling, but it is also a conte Originally posted on Small Review 2. You have trouble with slighting descriptions of mental illness. Notes on the Cover: Will Hazel not be able to save Jack once he is older and rejects her?


Email required Address never made public. 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. Which, yes, sounds a lot more emo than I’d intended it to, but that doesn’t make it any less true. People come and go from our lives, often with little explanation xnne with seemingly important questions unresolved.

Then, all of a sudden, a random, unexplained, trouble making creature breaks a mirror which falls to Earth changing things in a dark and highly random way. Memory is cruel in this way, often misleading us into believing that we can capture that magic again.

Realized my mistake when I started to read your review. Fantasy Books for Kids.

Classic Narnia tale has exciting battles, Christian themes. Sounds like a sweet story. Informizely customer feedback surveys. It just felt like nobody had any realistic emotions. It is very, very rare to find an author – or an adult, for that matter – who respects children and what they are capable of. Ursu made the choice krsu ending this novel with some questions left in the air.

With that in mind author Anne Ursu has done the mildly impossible. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.


Honestly, I didn’t see the point of this book. I’m not really a contemporary reader, and I’m really not a contemporary issues reader. There annr souls in trouble who are never rescued. Kids, I think, will appreciate that.


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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Once upon a time, Urs and Jack were best friends. I feel the cover is cheap looking – it doesn’t say “quality writing found here. She has a sharp mind and a rich imagination. His concern for both his mother and Hazel all but disappears, though, when the shard of a magical mirror pierces and hardens his heart.

Hazel is an avid reader with an active imagination, but she has a hard time paying attention in school and gets in breadcrumhs with the teacher. 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. For kids who love fantasy.