Episode #66 – Breadcrumbs to a Modern Fairy Tale

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Anne Ursu has written a book called Breadcrumbs that you are going to love.

You’ll hear

In the interview you’ll hear us talk about

  • craft and things that stump a writer
  • how do you move a character from point A to point B
  • mistakes we made writing
  • creating a new fairy tale
  • making things connect

Here is what reviewers have said about Anne’s book:
“Like a fairy-tale heroine, Hazel traverses the woods without a breadcrumb trail to save a boy who may not want to be saved in this multi-layered, artfully crafted, transforming testament to the power of friendship. -Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
“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
“The creepy fantasyland that Hazel traverses uses bits from other Andersen tales to create a story that, though melancholy, is beautifully written and wholly original.” –Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
“A strange, amazing, sad, thoughtful, one-of-a-kind original. You will find no other book out there quite like this one, no matter how hard you try.” –Elizabeth Bird, Fuse #8 Full review

Recent Comments

  • Donna Gephart
    October 21, 2011 - 7:40 pm · Reply

    I was searching for a good podcast about the children’s
    writing field. Thrilled to have discovered your Brain Burps podcast.
    So far, I’ve listened to the ones with Bruce Coville, Nancy Werlin and Rebecca Stead and Linda Sue Park.
    What a great podcast!
    Thanks for all the hard work you do to create them. I look forward to
    listening to the rest of them . . . in the car, on the treadmill,
    while walking the pooches, etc.
    All best,

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