Cuckoo Song (Hardcover)

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About the Author


Frances Hardinge is the winner of the 2015 Costa Book of the Year for The Lie Tree, one of just two young adult novels to win this major UK literary prize. She is the author of several books for young people, including Cuckoo Song, Fly By Night, and A Face Like Glass. She lives in England.
 

Praise For…


STARRED REVIEW
"Fans of Hardinge will not be disappointed in this latest spine-chilling, creative work that offers a nuanced depiction of grief within the structure of a well-wrought fantasy."

— Carrie Shaurette, Dwight-Englewood School, Englewood, NJ

"Hardinge slowly and craftily builds a horrific yet spellbinding narrative that culminates in an unforgettable confrontation...and those who like horror served with a side of hopeful frightfulness will thoroughly enjoy this book."

— Etienne Vallee

STARRED REVIEW
"Nuanced and intense, this painstakingly created tale mimics the Escher-like constructions of its villainous Architect, fooling the eyes and entangling the emotions of readers willing and able to enter into a world like no other."

— Kirkus Reviews

STARRED REVIEW
"In addition to her beautiful, enrapturing, and careful use of language, Hardinge’s story is vivid, frightening, and inventive, with narrative twists and turns that feel both surprising and inevitable....A piercing, chilling page-turner."

— Krista Hutley

STARRED REVIEW
"In the guise of a gorgeously written and disconcerting fairy tale, Hardinge delves deeply into the darker side of family life, particularly sibling rivalry and the devasting effect war can have on those left at home."

— Publishers Weekly

"Cuckoo Song is a sophisticated, disturbing tale that shivers with suspense and touching moments of bravery."

— The Horn Book Magazine

"With a combination of horror and wry humor reminiscent of Neil Gaiman's Coraline, Cuckoo Song transcends its teen-reader designation. The pyschological and historical nuances...will mesmerize older readers as well."

— BookPage

STARRED REVIEW
"Hardinge’s quiet but elegant prose moves the story seamlessly from an effectively creepy horror tale to a powerful, emotionally resonant story of regret and forgiveness."

— The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Product Details
ISBN: 9781419714801
ISBN-10: 1419714805
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: May 12th, 2015
Pages: 416
Language: English