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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Hazel is 9 or 10 in the book, and I saw the Miss Representation trailer while I was in the middle of Breadcrumbs. That isn’t to say there is something wrong with the way Hazel breadrcumbs written. This book makes no sense to me at all.

The cover art and all the little illustration pages scattered throughout. Plus the book leaves off with nothing resolved, are they friends again or what? I really liked and appreciated it. Product details Age Range: I got to the end of the book, and kept flipping pages thinking, Really?

Notify me of new posts via email. Hazel thinks of herself as fundamentally different from her classmates — do you think she is? It says to me that once girls reach adolescence, we realize that the world was not made for us, it was made for boys.

Jack is taken away by a mysterious witch, and Hazel is the only one who can rescue him. I couldn’t help but wonder who I would give this book to in my library. That is, until Jack is taken by the Snow Queen.

Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu

Underlying assumption being that girls should be super excited about that guy. Hazel is dealing with the divorce of her parents, with the feeling of being different and invisible, and with her changing relationship with Jack. I’m sorry, but this is just. The climax is a little lackluster, but Ursu offers no easy answers – because there aren’t any – and the ending of the book is satisfactorily vague. Overall I found that the first two-thirds of the book, as readers get to know Hazel and her quirks and her insecurities, is much more compelling than the last act, when things finally get moving with the big rescue.


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I feel the cover is cheap looking – it doesn’t say “quality writing found here. I was Hazel but less brave, less lively. Ursu uses a delicate touch with the familial issues; the book never feels like a Very Special Episode About Divorce or anything like that.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? There’s no change to the characters, and the main character doesn’t learn anything or grow at all.


This is the book that I wanted Among Others to be. They felt as flat as cardboard. One person found this helpful. Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu Goodreads Author. About A Fuse 8 Production Features everything nreadcrumbs librarian previews of upcoming children’s books to news, reviews, and videos.

I mean, have you ever read The Swineherd? Remember when breadfrumbs a kid meant that there were bullies that made fun of you but no one killed themselves or shot up their schools or staged a sit in about it.

The story is captivating, beautiful, and moving. An advance copy was provided by the publisher. Nov 13, Cheryl rated it really liked it Shelves: To view it, click here. No trivia or quizzes yet.


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But, like in all good fairy tales, the journey leads to growth, and the change in Hazel from the beginning to the end of the story was beautifully written. Jack’s mother tumbles into the darkness of depression; Hazel’s father abandons his family for a new life.

Anne Ursu Fantasy Breadcrumbs Birds Eye View says: I credit her with being one of the key people who inspired my passion for books. And of course I missed the pictures, which are nice but not critical though it would have helped if I’d caught on more quickly that Ursy was of East Indian urxu.

Idiosyncratic thing, Finished the morning of my birthday no felicitation necessary, this was mumblemumble months ago. It would have taken a huge act of skill to make Hazel likable and make her journey worth reading.

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I must be alone in not loving this one. Breqdcrumbs all three to Cart Add all three to List. As an adult, I was urssu to read the old fables sprinkled throughout the story.

There is light to balance the dark, and a healthy dose of the magic and fantasy a story like this needs to thrive. You will find no other book out there quite like this one, no matter how hard you try.