The Languge of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
The Languge of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic

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Annotation: This short-story collection by best-selling author Bardugo presents tales of betrayal, revenge, sacrifice, and love, inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore.
Catalog Number: #149470
Format: Perma-Bound Edition from Publisher's Hardcover
Special Formats: Hot Title Hot Title
Publisher: Macmillan
Copyright Date: 2017
Edition Date: 2017
Illustrator: Kipin, Sara,
Pages: 242 p.
Availability: Available
New Title: Yes
ISBN: Publisher: 1-250-12252-X Perma-Bound: 0-605-99381-5
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-1-250-12252-0 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-99381-5
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2017937768
Dimensions: 23 cm.
Subject Heading: Magic. Fiction.
Genre: Fantasy Fiction, Short Stories
Language: English
Reviewing Agencies:
Starred Review ALA Booklist
Reading Level: 7.0
Interest Level: 7-12

Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, #1 New York Times-bestselling author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love. Enter the Grishaverse... Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns. Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid's voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy's bidding but only for a terrible price. Perfect for new readers and dedicated fans, the tales in The Language of Thorns will transport you to lands both familiar and strange--to a fully realized world of dangerous magic that millions have visited through the novels of the Grishaverse. This collection of six stories includes three brand-new tales, each of them lavishly illustrated and culminating in stunning full-spread illustrations as rich in detail as the stories themselves. An Imprint Book This title has Common Core connections. A New York Times Bestseller "Lushly designed and wonderfully rendered ... Bardugo doesn't twist familiar tales so much as rip them open." -- Booklist , starred review "Strong writing, compelling stories, and gorgeous illustrations make this collection a must-have." -- School Library Journal , starred review "Gorgeously otherworldly...Any lover of retellings or original fairy tales will enjoy." -- Kirkus Reviews "Marvelous tales, as full of twists and delights and strangeness as anything found in the Grimm Brothers. Leigh Bardugo is a master." --Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble "Elegantly crafted...stylishly intricate illustrations...all fans of the darker side of folktales and folktale-like stories will find the stories satisfyingly full of pain, danger, and vengeance." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books , starred review "Gorgeous, cruel and almost wistful windows onto the dreamscapes and hard lessons of Bardugo's] alternate universe ... fairy tales with all the darkness intact." -- NPR Book Review "Those who seem innocent are shown to be guilty, one-dimensional characters become more complicated, and mothers who once were absent are given presence and power." -- Mashable "This new collection will intrigue, awe, frighten, and inspire both stalwart fans and new readers looking for a heady spoonful of fantasy." --Hypable "This nightmare-inducing collection is short but powerful, each tale as brilliant and absorbing as the one before... brilliant storytelling" -- Romantic Times "Marvelous tales, as full of twists and delights and strangeness as anything found in the Grimm Brothers. Leigh Bardugo is a master." --Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble