Alek (Hardcover)

By Bodil Bredsdorff

Farrar Straus Giroux, 9780374312695, 134pp.

Publication Date: June 19, 2012



A little boy called Doup once came to live in Crow Cove, a little community nestled by the sea. Now he's ready to go by his birth name, Alek, and discover his own place in the world. Alek's journey takes him to the fishing village of Last Harbor, where he lives with his bitter older brother, works at an inn and rescues a beautiful girl from ship wreckers who have killed her family. Murder, romance, and the eternal cycle of life and death all play a role in the exciting conclusion to the acclaimed Children of Crow Cove series.

About the Author

Bodil Bredsdorff is the author of many books for children, including the Children of Crow Cove Series: "The Crow-Girl," a Mildred L. Batchelder Honor Book, a "School Library Journal" Best Book of the Year, and an ALA Notable; "Eidi, " a Mildred L. Batchelder Honor Book; and "Tink." Bodil Bredsdorff lives in Hundested, Denmark.

Praise For Alek

"...immensely satisfying…”--School Library Journal

"Bredsdorff’s imagery is so precise and eloquent that each line of text reads like poetry.”--Horn Book

“Bredsdorff knows how to fulfill the previous novels’ promise, turning her wayward individuals into a vigorous, vibrant community. “--Kirkus