The Crows of Pearblossom
Publication Date: March 2011
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This funny story of cleverness triumphing over greed, similar in tone and wit to the work of A. A. Milne, shows a new side of a great writer. Paired with stunning illustrations by Sophie Blackall, this timeless tale is sure to grab the attention of many readers adults and children alike.
Praise for "The Crows of Pearblossom
" With Huxley's mordant wit in ample supply, this tale will entertain literary novelty seekers.
Huxley's story starts good and grim just the thing to hold a young audience. "Kirkus Reviews"
A rather charming children's book. The story is clever, wittily told and bristles with spiky humor and it could quite possibly become a new favorite among schoolchildren. In the reissued edition, Brooklyn-based illustrator Sophie Blackwell transforms the chapter book into a picture book. Huxley's standing as one of the grandfathers of dystopian Y.A. is already established. Perhaps the next generation will think of him as that guy who wrote about crows eggs. "New York Times" ARTSBEAT blog
A vivid picture-book edition with robust and suitably disquieting illustrations by Sophie Blackall.
"Wall Street Journal.
SOPHIE BLACKALL is the illustrator of "Meet Wild Boars", a "Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books" Blue Ribbon selection. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.