The Lost Girl by Anne Ursu audiobook

The Lost Girl

By Anne Ursu
Read by Kathleen McInerney

Walden Pond Press, HarperCollins 9780062275097

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982608712

  • ISBN: 9781982608705

  • ISBN: 9781982608729

Runtime: 8.39 Hours
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Anne Ursu, author of the National Book Award nominee The Real Boy, returns with a story of the power of fantasy, the limits of love, and the struggles inherent in growing up.

When you’re an identical twin, your story always starts with someone else. For Iris, that means her story starts with Lark.

Iris has always been the grounded, capable, and rational one; Lark has been inventive, dreamy, and brilliant—and from their first moments in the world together, they’ve never left each other’s side. Everyone around them realized early on what the two sisters already knew: they had better outcomes when they were together.

When fifth grade arrives, however, it's decided that Iris and Lark should be split into different classrooms, and something breaks in them both.

Iris is no longer so confident; Lark retreats into herself as she deals with challenges at school. And at the same time, something strange is happening in the city around them, things both great and small going missing without a trace.

As Iris begins to understand that anything can be lost in the blink of an eye, she decides it’s up to her to find a way to keep her sister safe.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“As intriguing as it is eerie, this imaginative tale by Ursu is told from the point of view of the crow, who observes Iris’ actions and emotions as she faces life and peril, for the first time without her sister. This suspenseful mystery offers a story of empowerment, showing how one girl with the help of others can triumph.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A beautiful, timeless tale of love conquering darkness in the midst of mystery and the angst of change. A must-have for any middle grade collection.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“National Book Award nominee Ursu laces her story with fairy-tale elements and real-life monsters, while taking great care to cast girls in an empowering light and as authors (and heroes) of their own stories. It is a layered, mysterious tale that will speak to many and brushes the world with magic.” Booklist (starred review)
“Grounded in spot-on twin truths, the mysterious story is also a modern-day fantasy…Ursu’s fans will find much to love.” Kirkus Reviews
“Narrator Kathleen McInerney delivers all the heavy tween emotions writer Anne Ursu serves up in this empowering story of magical realism for middle grades…McInerney paints the girls with starkly different tones, brash and combative for Iris but soft and vulnerable for Lark. The Midwestern vowels in some of the adult voices complement the Minnesota setting.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Anne Ursu

Author Bio: Anne Ursu

Anne Ursu is the author of several books for children, including Breadcrumbs, which was named one of the best books of 2011 by the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Amazon.com, and the Chicago Public Library. Her novel The Real Boy was long-listed for the National Book Award Longlist and was a Bank Street Children’s Book Committee Best Book of the Year. She is a recipient of the 2013 McKnight Fellowship Award in Children’s Literature. She teaches at Hamline University’s MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program. She lives in Minneapolis with her son and four cats—monster fighters, all.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 8.39
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English