Breadcrumbs By Anne Ursu Illustrated by Erin McGuire. Walden Pond Press (an imprint of Harper Collins) $ ISBN: Read Common Sense Media’s Breadcrumbs review, age rating, and parents Anne Ursu · Fantasy; Breadcrumbs was, quite simply, a beautiful book. Book Review: Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu. Posted on October 4, Title: Breadcrumbs. Written by Anne Ursu Illustrations by Erin McGuire. Genre: Fantasy .

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He pleaded, “Let’s go out! Have you ever tried to change the situation for that person? I couldn’t help but wonder who I would give this book to in my library. Star Rating Key I’m back in my secret bunker Why? Get to Know Us. Her pictures serve the mood.


How that can impact a young person, and the wounds it causes that person as they walk through a world where they feel alien. We don’t expect that from our fantasy novels, especially for children. While I don’t mind that she is bonded to Jack, I never felt that Jack was as bonded to Hazel as she was to him, which bothered me.

Remember when you would rush off with your friends after breaddcrumbs, without proper outdoor attire, no helmet as you straddle your ten speed, no cell phone with a GPS chip so your parents always know where you are… the only caution being from Officer Friendly to not talk to strangers and avoid starting forest fires? Breadcrmbs relies on her own agency of character rather than the promises of others, and she does not trick herself into believing the words of those she encounters.


As some other reviewers have noted, the first part of the book uesu a sweet, breadcrumhs fiction coming of age story. There is the clock in the woods. Our favorite toys for everyone on your list Shop now. The circumstances can bewilder. No big climactic moment. That generally, though not always, is someone the approximate age of the protagonist, in this case a fifth grader named Hazel.

Once upon a time, Hazel and Jack were best friends. The story was too dull for my liking, and the characters were pretty flat.

Not really what I wanted. It’s so very rare, then, to find an adult who realizes the strength and understanding children really do have, and embraces it and showcases it. All of this preface is a warning because I am going to bresdcrumbs this book to annee book, and it makes me nervous.

There were some scary times but everything was okay because they could huddle together until the scary passed. By the end of the tale there are a couple loose ends that may confound readers.

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You show them love. The references to Narnia and other books was quite fun!

I appreciate it tremendously. And while I was so thrilled with the literary references in the first half of the book, with subtle nods to everything from C. When I was in 2nd grade, my teacher read a story called The Faithful Elephants aloud to us during story time. His concern for both his mother and Hazel all but disappears, though, when the shard breadcrymbs a magical mirror pierces and hardens his heart.


To ask other readers questions about Breadcrumbsplease sign up. The art included was well-calculated to display well on Kindle screens, as it anbe just simple pencil drawings, but with a lot of emotional depth.

Audra Unabridged Chick says: Thank you for your support. It also made me think of this beautiful dance. More of the same, please. And the very ending was very much like the ending of Where The Wild Things Are, when the traveller returns home to a sign of love.

Hazel and Jack are best friends, now and forever.

I think a middle-reader likes to have a bit of grit, but not so much it takes the shine out of the story. As a result I was frequently distracted by my own thoughts of “Didn’t I just read this tale somewhere? I don’t get it.

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There are broken homes and mental illness and that mix of longings that seem to come at a certain age – the longing to be “grown breadcgumbs and figure things out coupled with the longing to have things remain easy and carefree and the same.

For a nine year old, Hazel does some pretty complex pondering and seems unrealistically self-aware.

As an author, Ursu makes a number of choices with this book that are unexpected, but work. For someone clearly familiar with children’s literature, Ms.