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Seven Wild Sisters

A Modern Fairy Tale
By Charles de Lint (Trade Paperback, 2015)
This full-color, illustrated companion novel to The Cats of Tanglewood Forest includes "beautiful bookmaking, lovely storytelling, and wondrous illustrations....Readers will be enchanted" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

This captivating adventure from two masters of modern fantasy is a story of magic, family, and the power in believing in both. Sarah Jane has always wanted to meet a fairy, but she has no idea that the tiny wounded man she discovers in the Tanglewood Forest is about to ensnare her in a longtime war between rival magical clans. When her six sisters are kidnapped and split up by the opposing sides, she'll need the help of several friends--from the reclusive Aunt Lillian to the mysterious Apple Tree Man--to bring them home. But if they don't untangle themselves from the feud quickly, they could all be trapped in the fairy world forever. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly noted "the lyrical narrative blends a contemporary setting with a fairy tale that might have been plucked from a distinctly different time and place."
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $8.00 US/$9.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316053525

    • On Sale Date: 07/21/2015

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    • Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Hardcover Book, Electronic Book

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This full-color, illustrated companion novel to The Cats of Tanglewood Forest includes "beautiful bookmaking, lovely storytelling, and wondrous illustrations....Readers will be enchanted" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

This captivating adventure from two masters of modern fantasy is a story of magic, family, and the power in believing in both. Sarah Jane has always wanted to meet a fairy, but she has no idea that the tiny wounded man she discovers in the Tanglewood Forest is about to ensnare her in a longtime war between rival magical clans. When her six sisters are kidnapped and split up by the opposing sides, she'll need the help of several friends--from the reclusive Aunt Lillian to the mysterious Apple Tree Man--to bring them home. But if they don't untangle themselves from the feud quickly, they could all be trapped in the fairy world forever. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly noted "the lyrical narrative blends a contemporary setting with a fairy tale that might have been plucked from a distinctly different time and place."

Charles de Lint is the author of more than seventy books, including The Cats of Tanglewood Forest. Well-known as one of the trailblazers of the modern fantasy genre, he is the recipient of the World Fantasy, White Pine, Crawford, and Aurora awards.

Charles Vess illustrated The Cats of Tanglewood Forest and is a world-renowned artist and a three-time winner of the World Fantasy Award. His work has appeared in magazines, comic books, novels, and two picture books by Neil Gaiman that were New York Times bestsellers.
  • * "The lyrical narrative blends a contemporary setting with a fairy tale that might have been plucked from a distinctly different time and place." (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

  • * "Beautiful bookmaking, lovely storytelling, and wondrous illustrations....readers will be enchanted."
    (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

  • * "[A] delicious companion novel." (School Library Journal, starred review).

  • "There is an elegance and thoughtfulness to both the text and accompanying illustrations that elevates the story.... Folktale and fairy tale fans who are seeking a longer adventure into which to settle will find this a perfect fit." (The Bulletin).

  • Praise for The Cats of Tanglewood Forest:

    A 2013 New York Times Notable Children's Book
    New York Times Editors' Choice Book
    A Spring 2013 Kids' Indie Next List Pick
    A Spring 2013 Parents' Choice Awards Approved Book

  • * "De Lint zestfully combines the traditional and the original, the light and the dark, while Vess's luminous full color illustrations, simultaneously fluid and precise, capture Lillian's effervescent blend of determination and curiosity." ( Publishers Weekly, starred review ).

  • * "Beautifully descriptive, finely tuned prose...leaves no doubt about the lesson being taught, yet makes the learning of it a joy." ( Quill & Quire, starred review ).

  • "Sweetly magical.... A satisfyingly folkloric, old-fashioned-feeling fable." ( Kirkus Reviews ).

  • "The story's lyrical, folkloric style is well suited to a tale of magic and mystery." ( Booklist ).

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Seven Wild Sisters
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $8.00 US/$9.00 CAN
  • Pages: 272
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-3/4" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316053525
  • On Sale Date: 07/21/2015
Seven Wild Sisters