A Tangle of Knots

A Tangle of Knots

By Lisa Graff

Philomel Books, Hardcover, 9780399255175, 240pp.

Publication Date: February 5, 2013

Description
National Book Award nominee
The magic of "Savvy "meets the complexity of "When You Reach Me "in this "blithe magical puzzle." --"The Wall Street Journal"
Told in multiple viewpoints, "A Tangle of Knots "is a magnificent puzzle. In a slightly magical world where everyone has a Talent, eleven-year-old Cady is an orphan with a phenomenal Talent for cake baking.But little does she know that fate has set her on ajourney from the moment she was born. Andher destiny leads her toa mysterious address that houses a lost luggage emporium, anold recipe, a family of children searching for their own Talents, and a Talent Thief who willalter her lifeforever. However, these encounters hold the key to Cady's past and how she became an orphan. If she's lucky, fate may reunite her with her long-lostparent.
Lisa Graff adds apinch of magic to asharply craftedplot to create a novel that will have readers wondering about fate and the way we're all connected.
Praise for A TANGLE OF KNOTS
"Lisa Graff has created a beautiful world of deliciously interconnected stories that draw you in." --Abby West, "Entertainment Weekly "A-]
* "Subtle and intricate, rich with humor and insight, this quietly magical adventure delights." --"Kirkus Reviews," starred review
* "Combining the literary sensibility of E. B. White with the insouciance of Louis Sachar, Graff has written a tangle that should satisfy readers for years to come." --"Booklist," starred review
"Graff's story has a warmth and gentle humor that, along with the premise, calls to mind Ingrid Law's Savvy." --"Publishers Weekly.


About the Author
Lisa Graff is the author of several middle-grade novels, including A Tangle of Knots, which was long-listed for the National Book Award. It Is Not Time for Sleeping, illustrated by Caldecott-Honor recipient Lauren Castillo, is her first picture book. She lives with her family in Pennsylvania.


Praise For A Tangle of Knots

Praise for A TANGLE OF KNOTS:

"[A] blithe magical puzzle." --Meghan Cox Gurdon, The Wall Street Journal

"Lisa Graff has created a beautiful world of deliciously interconnected stories that draw you in." --Abby West, Entertainment Weekly [A-]

* "Subtle and intricate, rich with humor and insight, this quietly magical adventure delights." --Kirkus Reviews *STARRED*

* "Combining the literary sensibility of E. B. White with the insouciance of Louis Sachar, Graff has written a tangle that should satisfy readers for years to come." --Booklist *STARRED8

"Graff’s story has a warmth and gentle humor that, along with the premise, calls to mind Ingrid Law’s Savvy." --Publishers Weekly