Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780544301801, 224pp.
Publication Date: June 7, 2016
-Like all Karen Cushman's gorgeous novels, Grayling's Song delves into the past to let us know what we must ask of our future.- --Lena Dunham It's time for Grayling to be a hero. Her mother, a -wise woman---a sort of witch--has been turned into a tree by evil forces. Tangles and toadstools Lacking confidence after years of being called -Feeble Wits- by her mother, Grayling heads off dubiously into the wilds in search of help, where she finds a weather witch, an aromatic enchantress, a cheese soothsayer, a slyly foolish apprentice, and a shape-shifting mouse named Pook A fast-paced and funny coming-of-age odyssey from a Newbery medalist.