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Anne Ursu is the author of The Shadow Thieves, The Siren Song, and The Immortal Fire.

Her novel Breadcrumbs, which is a modern-day retelling of the fairy-tale The Snow Queen, has garnered a number of accolades including being named on Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2011 list, named on the School Library Journal's Best Books of the Year list and being chosen as a Blue Ribbon Book by The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books.

Her newest book, The Lost Girl, will be published in February 2019 (HarperCollins).

She lives in Minneapolis, where she teaches at Hamline University's MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults.

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Wonderfully distinct, delightfully told and destined for a long life on the shelf.

The Wall Street Journal on Breadcrumbs

The Real Boy is an engaging fable about what happens when people reject real life in favor of pleasure, of magic. I enjoyed it very much

Nancy Farmer
on The Real Boy

The evocative magical landscape, superbly developed characters (particularly dreamy, self-doubting, determined Hazel and lost Jack), and the piercing sadness of a faltering childhood friendship give this delicately written fantasy wide and lingering appeal.

Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books (starred review) on Breadcrumbs