Wednesday, August 10, 2016

GRAYLING'S SONG by Karen Cushman

One of my favorite middle grade novels this year (so far) is GRAYLING'S SONG by Karen Cushman. In a nutshell: a hero's journey set in medieval England -- with magic.

I was immediately engaged in this world where the cunning folk are turning into trees... and my heart was with Grayling as she set out (reluctantly) to save her mother. There's also a shape-shifting mouse (among other witches, enchantresses, etc) which adds a certain charm to the story.

My favorite quote:

"Like simmering soup, stories cannot be hurried."

Isn't that a great reminder to those of us who tend to rush along? 

Read this book. It's a magical experience.


  1. Beautiful cover! Thanks for letting us know about this book. I am pretty sure I've enjoyed other books by Karen Cushman very much. (I wish I kept track of books as well as your dad did!)

  2. Great quote! I loved hearingKaren Cushman speak at a You Choose the Next Newbery event a few years back. Requesting this book so I can recommend it to my book club.

  3. Looks/sounds fantastic - thank you for bringing it to our attention!


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