Breadcrumbs By Anne Ursu Illustrated by Erin McGuire. Walden Pond Press (an imprint of Harper Collins) $ ISBN: Read Common Sense Media’s Breadcrumbs review, age rating, and parents Anne Ursu · Fantasy; Breadcrumbs was, quite simply, a beautiful book. Book Review: Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu. Posted on October 4, Title: Breadcrumbs. Written by Anne Ursu Illustrations by Erin McGuire. Genre: Fantasy .

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Then one day, the big brother made friends with a group of boys who taught him without saying so that boys don’t play with girls.

He begins to be mean to Hazel, and then he disappears; breadcrkmbs has gone off to live with an icy white witch called The Snow Queen. I was left feeling empty and slightly depressed. While the fairytale retains an ethereal quality that shows how the author respects and loves the tradition. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: Annne what I love more is how this metaphor ties so strongly to my own experience.

Breadcrumbs is one of those rare novels that turned me on my head then sat on my heart and refused to budge.

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But I will look for this book not only because the story sounds good but also because I want to read a graphic novel with an Indian girl as the main character! All of which are possible The ending also feels very rushed and rather underdeveloped, in both story and emotional satisfaction.

That works a surprising amount of the time. Hazel’s wandering through the woods in search of Jack felt almost like Alice’s experiences in Wonderland which I never liked, and didn’t love it in this version either. The more I read with a view to attempting to understand why I read and how I respond, the more I’m seeing that the books I can stick myself into are the ones that hit me with the most oomph.

I wanted to sink into the writing and stay there. Notes on the Cover: Frankly, it was far too little, far too late; there was no recovering at that point as we slogged through to the end.


A strange, amazing, sad, thoughtful, one-of-a-kind original.

Breadcrumbs Book Review

In four and a half years of nightly family read-alouds, this is the only book we two adults, one 8-year-old boy ever considered not finishing; the only one with so little enjoyment that we felt it wasn’t worth our time.

At one point Hazel states that “nothing really happened to her unless she told Jack about it”, and this is entirely true. Ursu’s best addition to the old fairly tale, IMO, is her interpretation of the enchanted forest with the Snow’s Queen’s castle at the end of it as a place of retreat for the souls who want to escape their troubled real lives.

Her pictures serve the mood. This book is more than a little otherworldly. The people Hazel meets on her journey were fascinating. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. You want more immediate cultural touchstones than Among Others had.

Hazel feels an obligation to be there for Jack now that his mother is suffering from depression. Hazel is the kind of knight who would rescue a fellow knight, and I love that about her.

Since writing this review a few weeks ago, I’ve wondered if there’s another significance of the kids being eleven–that’s when you get your Hogwarts letter, or since Harry Potter is fiction that’s when you don’t get your Hogwarts letter.

Hazel comes to understand that friendships must change and that brsadcrumbs will change as well, but that positive outcomes may also result, such as new friends and new interests.

None of the character development progresses, and most of all nothing changes for the lives of the characters. I am the wrong reader for this book Yes, Breadcrumbs is a fairy tale retelling, but it is also a braedcrumbs Originally posted on Small Review 2.

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It was a very full reading brfadcrumbs. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she’d love to tell you about but that she’s sure you’d find more interesting to hear of in person. Shows ugsu how much it impacted me. Add your rating See all 13 kid reviews. Existence is painted in shades of gray.


This book makes no sense to me at all. Learn how your comment data is processed. Retelling of the snow queen is marvelous!

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I never quite connected; I never got to that point of feeling the story. I kept waiting for her to go through some kind of transformation and end up likeable, but she was irritating from beginning to end. He pleaded, “Let’s go out! Hazel uses fantasy to escape from the reality of her life, but while most authors would make this look like a good thing, here you can see that Hazel really is making her life harder than it needs to be. Start reading Breadcrumbs on your Kindle in under a minute.

They played and fought as siblings do. There is light to balance the dark, and a healthy dose of the magic and fantasy a story like this needs to thrive. About A Fuse 8 Production Features everything from librarian previews of upcoming children’s brezdcrumbs to news, reviews, and videos. I am not a regular reader of children’s books and certainly not their connoisseur. I don’t remember a whole lot, actually, I was just fixing a few of my Goodreads shelves this morning and decided to lower my rating of Breadcrumbs.

And the white witch?? And sometimes it’s casually judgemental and cruel. While I don’t mind that she is bonded to Jack, I never felt that Jack was as bonded to Hazel as she was to him, which bothered me. Is she going to go back to school the same girl she was when she left, after this adventure?