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Anne Ursu

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Anne Ursu's most recent book is BREADCRUMBS (HarperCollins/Walden Pond Press), a modern–day fairy tale for middle grade readers. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen," BREADCRUMBS is a story of a Minneapolis girl who follows her best friend into a strange fairy-tale woods, and discovers there that fantasy is no escape.

Anne is also the author of the Cronus Chronicles (Atheneum), a middle grade fantasy trilogy about two cousins who unwittingly fall into a battle with Greek gods. The three books are THE SHADOW THIEVES, THE SIREN SONG, and THE IMMORTAL FIRE. In addition, she has written two novels for adults: SPILLING CLARENCE and THE DISAPPARATION OF JAMES (Hyperion). She teaches at the Hamline University's Masters of Fine Art...more


Average rating: 3.81 · 16,557 ratings · 2,499 reviews · 10 distinct works · Similar authors
Breadcrumbs
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 7,025 ratings — published 2011 — 12 editions
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The Shadow Thieves (Cronus ...
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 3,822 ratings — published 2006 — 15 editions
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The Real Boy
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 2,425 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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The Siren Song (Cronus Chro...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 1,394 ratings — published 2007 — 9 editions
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The Immortal Fire (Cronus C...
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 859 ratings — published 2009 — 10 editions
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Spilling Clarence
3.37 of 5 stars 3.37 avg rating — 628 ratings — published 2002 — 6 editions
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The Disapparation of James
3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 284 ratings — published 2003 — 2 editions
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Swashbuckling Fantasy
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3.16 of 5 stars 3.16 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 2006 — 5 editions
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The Shadow Thieves The Siren Song The Immortal Fire
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Anne Ursu voted for Breadcrumbs as Best Middle Grade & Children's in the Semifinal Round of the 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards.
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date: November 13, 2011 02:00AM
location: The Loft, 1011 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN, The United States
description: The Second Story Reading Series features YA and MG authors, pairing an emerging author with an established one. Come to hear to a favorite author. Stay to discover another. Bi-monthly. At the Loft. Curated by authors Swati Avasthi & Heather Bouwman. Anne will appear with Kelly Barnhill.
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“Kids can handle a lot more than you think they can. It's when they get to be grown up that you have to start worrying.”
Anne Ursu, Breadcrumbs

“I believe that the world isn't always what we can see...I believe there are secrets in the woods. And I believe that goodness wins out...So, if someone's changed overnight - by witch curse or poison apple or were-turtle - you have to show them what's good. You show them love. That works a surprising amount of the time.”
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It’s all going to be okay. She would like to hear that now, even if it was a lie. Because some lies are beautiful. Stories do not tell you that.”
Anne Ursu, Breadcrumbs

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