Happy Friday, YABCers!
Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for BRIAR ROSE by Jane Yolen, releasing April 19, 2016 from Tor Teen.
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Here it is!
by Jane Yolen
Release date: April 19, 2016
Publisher: Tor Teen
About the Book
Ever since she was a child, Rebecca has been enchanted by her grandmother Gemma's stories about Briar Rose. But a promise Rebecca makes to her dying grandmother will lead her on a remarkable journey to uncover the truth of Gemma's astonishing claim: I am Briar Rose. A journey that will lead her to unspeakable brutality and horror. But also to redemption and hope.
In Yolen's graceful, historically sensitive retelling of the German folktale of Briar Rose, better known to Americans as the Sleeping Beauty story, the fable is set amid forests patrolled by the German army during World War II. Confronting the deeply tragic events of the Holocaust, Yolen employs lyrical prose and rich characterizations to communicate a tale of good and evil, light and darkness, hope and despair.
To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.
About the Author
Born and raised in New York City, JANE YOLEN attended Smith College and received a master's in education from the University of Massachusetts. The author of more than 200 books, including Sister Light, Sister Dark, Owl Moon, and The Devil's Arithmetic, she has won the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, the World Fantasy Award, the Jewish Book Award, and two Christopher Medals. Yolen composes songs and is a professional storyteller. She lives in Hatfield, MA, and St. Andrews, Scotland.
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