Fantasies set in Germany based on fairytales

  • PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Best Books

  • BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS Blue Ribbon Book

  • American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults

  • American Library Association Recommended Books for Reluctant Readers

  • American Library Association Notable

  • BOOKLIST Children's Editor's Choice

  • starred review KIRKUS

  • starred review BULLETIN FOR THE CENTER OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS

  • starred review PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

  • starred review SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

  • boxed review BOOKLIST

  • Volunteer State Book Award Master List in Tennessee

  • New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age

  • nominated Garden State Teen Book Award, New Jersey

  • book of the month Philadelphia Children's Reading Round Table

  • in cassette through Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic

  • in German (1995 Sauerländer IM ZAUBERKREIS ISBN 3-7941-4101-6)

  • in Dutch (1996 Averbode HET GEVECHT MET DE DUIVELS ISBN 90-317-1333-3)

  • in Japanese (2000 Aoyama Shuppansha ISBN 4-89998-003-5)

  •  in Chinese (2003 Pennant Cultural Publishing Co. ISBN 957-6774721)

  • performed as musical at Media Theatre, Media, PA, Feb., 2001

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PUBLISHERS WEEKLY:

...genuine magic and suspense ...will captivate adults as well...

 

KIRKUS:

...extraordinary artistry... richly poetic yet accessible and immediate, pungent and wise, mesmerizing...

 

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL:

...richly imagined ...sure to change readers' views of this much maligned figure forever...

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THE MAGIC CIRCLE

1993 Dutton (pb 1995 Puffin) (ebook 2015)

ISBN 0-525-45127-7

KIRKUS:

... rich, complex ...A passionate, painful elaboration of the story of Rapunzel...

 

 PUBLISHERS WEEKLY:

... A work of depth and beauty... The genius of the novel lies in its breadth of vision...

 

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL: ...This version will challenge readers to think about this old story on a deeper level. It begs for discussion in literature classes...

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                            ZEL

1996 Dutton (pb 1998 Puffin) (ebook 2015)

ISBN 0-525-45612-0

  • PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Best Books

  • SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL Best Books

  • BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS Blue Ribbon Book

  • BOOKLIST "Books of Special Note"

  • American Booksellers Association Pick of the List

  • American Library Association Young Adults (YALSA) popular paperbacks

  • starred review KIRKUS

  • starred review PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

  • starred review SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

  • boxed review BOOKLIST

  • Junior Library Guild

  • New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age

  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award Master List, Vermont

  • Maine Student Book Award Master List

  • Voice of Youth Advocates Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror List

  • Missouri State Teachers Association Reading Circle Selection List

  • Notable Carolyn W. Field Award, Pennsylvania Library Association

  • Honor Book YOUNG CRITICS' TOP CHOICES FROM THE LAST SIX YEARS, 1997

  • audiocassette with Recorded Books (ISBN 0-7887-3529-2)

  • audiobook (ISBN 978-0525-6283)

  • in cassette through National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

  • in Danish (1999 Carlsen ZEL ISBN 87-562-7748-2)

  • in Chinese (1999 Academy Press-Xue Yuan ISBN 7- 5077-0877-2)

  • in Japanese (2008 Poplar-Sha ISBN 978-4-591-10494-1)

           SPINNERS

coauthored with Richard Tchen

1999 Dutton (pb 2001) (ebook 2015)

ISBN 0-525-46065-9

  • Junior Library Guild

  • boxed review BOOKLIST

  • New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age

  • Carolyn W. Field Honor Book, Pennsylvania Library Association

  • South Carolina Book Award Master List

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BOOKLIST:

...Love, pride, greed, magic, and revenge: what a wonderful read.

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  • Golden Kite Honor Book

  • American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults

  • New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age

  • American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults

  • starred review KIRKUS

  • starred review KLIATT

  • Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers list

  • Renaissance Learning recommended list

  • American Library Association Young Adults (YALSA) Popular Paperback

  • in large print from Thorndike (ISBN 0-7862-7420-4).

  • in Chinese (2006 Muses Publishing House ISBN 986 739913-7)

  • in German by Patmos Verlagshaus GmbH & Co.

  • in Japanese by Julian Publishing Co.

KIRKUS:

...compelling mystery.... fully realized characters...

KLIATT:

...vividly evokes the harsh and superstitious medieval world... nightmarish but memorable.

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             BREATH

2003 Simon & Schuster (pb 2005)

ISBN 0-689-86174-5