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Candlewick Press (MA)

The Book of Pearl

The Book of Pearl

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In prose as magical and intricate as the tale it tells, Timoth e de Fombelle delivers an unforgettable story of a first love that defines a lifetime.

Joshua Pearl comes from a world that we no longer believe in -- a world of fairy tale. He knows that his great love waits for him there, but he is stuck in an unfamiliar time and place -- an old-world marshmallow shop in Paris on the eve of World War II. As his memories begin to fade, Joshua seeks out strange objects: tiny fragments of tales that have already been told, trinkets that might possibly help him prove his own story before his love is lost forever. Sarah Ardizzone and Sam Gordon translate the original French into a work both luminous and layered, enabling Timoth e de Fombelle's modern fairy tale to thrum with magic. Brimming with romance and history, mystery and adventure, this ode to the power of memory, storytelling, and love will ensnare any reader's imagination and every reader's heart.

Author: Timothee de Fombelle
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Published: 02/06/2018
Pages: 368
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.15lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.60w x 1.30d
ISBN: 9780763691264

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 11/15/2017 pg. 175
Booklist 12/01/2017 pg. 53
School Library Journal 01/01/2018
Foreword 12/26/2017
Voice of Youth Advocates 02/01/2018 - Recommended - Better Than Most
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 03/01/2018 - Book Of Special Distinction
Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2018 pg. 83
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2018 - Superior,Well Above Average

About the Author
Timothée de Fombelle is a French playwright and the author of many books, including Toby Alone, Toby and the Secrets of the Tree, Vango, and A Prince Without a Kingdom. He lives with his family in Paris.

Sarah Ardizzone has won several awards for her translation work. She lives in London.

Sam Gordon is a freelance translator based in London.
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