(a novel for young adults)
In a market town by a looping river there lived an orphan girl called Plain Kate ….
Kate’s is a colorful world of brokenhearted magicians, wandering gypsy clans, carved charms and stolen shadows. It’s a dark world of ghosts, fog and questions. It’s a dangerous world of witch burnings, persecution and plague. Her story is a coming-of-age story, a story about family and belonging, trust and betrayal, bravery and sacrifice, death and what lies beyond. Also, there’s a talking cat in it.
A Russian-flavored historical fantasy for readers twelve and up.
Coming in 2010 from Arthur A. Levine Books (Scholastic) and simultaneously from Scholastic Canada