The Book of Pearl

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The Book of Pearl
Written by Timothee de Fombelle
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763691267
ISBN-13: 9780763691264
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The Book of Pearl

author: Timothee de Fombelle
translator: Sarah Ardizzone

Joshua Pearl comes from a world that we no longer believe in — a world of fairy tale. He knows that his great love waits for him there, but he is stuck in an unfamiliar time and place — an old-world marshmallow shop in Paris on the eve of World War II. As his memories begin to fade, Joshua seeks out strange objects: tiny fragments of tales that have already been told, trinkets that might possibly help him prove his own story before his love is lost forever. Sarah Ardizzone and Sam Gordon translate the original French into a work both luminous and layered, enabling Timothée de Fombelle’s modern fairy tale to thrum with magic. Brimming with romance and history, mystery and adventure, this ode to the power of memory, storytelling, and love will ensnare any reader’s imagination and every reader’s heart.

In prose as magical and intricate as the tale it tells, Timothée de Fombelle delivers an unforgettable story of a first love that defines a lifetime.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763691267 /  9780763691264
on sale date:
02/2018
type/format:
Young Adult Novel / Hardback
age range:
12 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
368 / 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
grade range:
Grade 7 and up
 
subjects:
Love & Romance; Fantasy & Magic; Historical; General; Europe; Paranormal;
author’s comments:
Timothée de Fombelle is a French playwright and the author of many books, including Toby Alone, Toby and the Secrets of the Tree, Vango, and A Prince Without a Kingdom. He lives with his family in Paris.

Sarah Ardizzone has won several awards for her translation work. She lives in London.

Sam Gordon is a freelance translator based in London.
 
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