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Anne Ursu is the author of several novels for young readers, including The Real Boy, which was on the longlist for the National Book Award; Breadcrumbs, named a best book of the year by Publisher’s Weekly, School Library Journal, and; and The Lost Girl, a Publisher’s Weekly best book of the year and a 2020 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award finalist. She is the recipient of the McKnight Fellowship in Children’s Literature and lives in Minneapolis, where she teaches at Hamline University's MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults.

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Wonderfully distinct, delightfully told and destined for a long life on the shelf.

The Wall Street Journal on Breadcrumbs

The Real Boy is an engaging fable about what happens when people reject real life in favor of pleasure, of magic. I enjoyed it very much

Nancy Farmer
on The Real Boy

The evocative magical landscape, superbly developed characters (particularly dreamy, self-doubting, determined Hazel and lost Jack), and the piercing sadness of a faltering childhood friendship give this delicately written fantasy wide and lingering appeal.

Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books (starred review) on Breadcrumbs