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Seven Wild Sisters

A Modern Fairy Tale
By Charles de Lint (Hardcover Book, 2014)
This full-color, illustrated companion novel to The Cats of Tanglewood Forest from two masters of modern fantasy is a captivating adventure about magic, family, and the power in believing in both.

When it comes to fairies, Sarah Jane Dillard must be careful what she wishes for. She may have thought she wanted to meet the fairies of the Tanglewood Forest, but that was before she knew the truth about them. When Sarah Jane discovers a tiny man wounded by a cluster of miniature poison arrows, she brings him to the reclusive Aunt Lillian for help. But the two quickly find themselves ensnared in a longtime war between rival fairy clans, and Sarah Jane's six sisters have been kidnapped to use as ransom. Her only choice is to go after them, and with the help of several mythical friends--from the Apple Tree Man to a cat called Li'l Pater--she'll have to find a way to untangle herself from the fairy feud before she and her sisters are trapped in their world forever.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $18.00 US/$20.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316053563

    • On Sale Date: 02/04/2014

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Electronic Book

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This full-color, illustrated companion novel to The Cats of Tanglewood Forest from two masters of modern fantasy is a captivating adventure about magic, family, and the power in believing in both.

When it comes to fairies, Sarah Jane Dillard must be careful what she wishes for. She may have thought she wanted to meet the fairies of the Tanglewood Forest, but that was before she knew the truth about them. When Sarah Jane discovers a tiny man wounded by a cluster of miniature poison arrows, she brings him to the reclusive Aunt Lillian for help. But the two quickly find themselves ensnared in a longtime war between rival fairy clans, and Sarah Jane's six sisters have been kidnapped to use as ransom. Her only choice is to go after them, and with the help of several mythical friends--from the Apple Tree Man to a cat called Li'l Pater--she'll have to find a way to untangle herself from the fairy feud before she and her sisters are trapped in their world forever.

CHARLES DE LINT is the much beloved author of more than seventy adult, young adult, and children's books, including The Cats of Tanglewood Forest, The Blue Girl, The Painted Boy, and Under My Skin. Well-known throughout fantasy and science-fiction circles as one of the trailblazers of the modern fantasy genre, he is the recipient of the World Fantasy, White Pine, Crawford, and Aurora awards. De Lint is a poet, songwriter, performer, and folklorist, and he writes a monthly book-review column for the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. He shares his home in Ottawa, Canada, with his wife, MaryAnn Harris.

CHARLES VESS is a world-renowned artist and a three-time winner of the World Fantasy Award, among several others. His work has appeared in magazines, comic books, and novels, including The Cats of Tanglewood Forest, The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales, Peter Pan, The Book of Ballads, and Stardust, written by Neil Gaiman and made into an acclaimed film by Paramount Pictures in 2007. Vess has also illustrated two picture books with Gaiman, Instructions and Blueberry Girl, that were New York Times bestsellers. His art has been featured in several gallery and museum exhibitions across the United States as well as in Spain, Portugal, the United Kingdom, and Italy. He lives on a small farm and works from his studio, Green Man Press, in southwest Virginia.
  • * "Beautiful bookmaking, lovely storytelling, and wondrous illustrations....readers will be enchanted." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

  • * "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).

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

  • 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).

  • "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 ).

  • * "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).

  • Praise for Seven Wild Sisters (2002 edition):
    "[An] appealing contemporary fairy tale.... [that] weaves a gentle and at times humorous enchantment, suitable for fantasy fans of all ages." (Publishers Weekly).

  • "[A] mystical fairy tale written with a naturalist's passion.... Suspenseful, unique, and unexpected fantasy for de Lint fans and newcomers alike." (Booklist).

  • Praise for Circle of Cats:
    "Young readers are certain to enjoy the mood that has been created. The artwork is also appealing, with illustrations reminiscent of an animated film." (School Library Journal).

  • Praise for The Onion Girl:
    "A master storyteller, [De Lint] blends Celtic, Native American, and other cultures into a seamless mythology that resonates with magic and truth." (School Library Journal).

  • "What makes de Lint's particular brand of fantasy so catchy is his attention to the ordinary. Like great writers of magic realism, he writes about people in the world we know, encountering magic as a part of that world. Fairy tales come true, and their magic affects realistic characters full of particular lusts and fears." (Booklist).

  • "This crazy-quilt fantasy moves from the outer to the inner world with amazing ease and should satisfy new and old fans of this prolific and gifted storyteller, whose ability to peel away layers of story could earn him the title 'The Onion Man.'" (Publishers Weekly).

  • Praise for The Blue Girl:
    "This lively novel thoughtfully examines friendships that cross magical boundaries and explores how love can strengthen and save us." (School Library Journal).

  • "De Lint's strong characters and riveting plot lines will work for even the most skeptical reader, and Imogene and Maxine are wonderful examples of strong young women faced with a variety of problems that appear to defy solutions--that is, until the girls realize that the simplest, yet most difficult, answer is within their control: bravery in the face of a friend's danger." (Booklist).

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Seven Wild Sisters
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $18.00 US/$20.00 CAN
  • Pages: 272
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-3/4" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316053563
  • On Sale Date: 02/04/2014
Seven Wild Sisters