White Crow (Paperback)

By Marcus Sedgwick

Square Fish, 9781250010292, 256pp.

Publication Date: September 18, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (7/5/2011)
Paperback (4/1/2011)

List Price: 16.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

Some secrets are better left buried; some secrets are so frightening they might make angels weep and the devil crow. A scary novel by a three-time Printz Award honoree.

Thought provoking as well as intensely scary, Marcus Sedgwick's White Crow unfolds in three voices.

Rebecca has come to a small seaside village to spend the summer.
Ferelith offers to show Rebecca the secrets of the town . . . but at a price.
Finally, there's a priest whose descent into darkness illuminates the girls' frightening story.

White Crow is as beautifully written as it is horrifically gripping.

This title has Common Core connections.

Praise for White Crow:

“Readers in search of an atmospheric horror/thriller with a high body count and a multilayered mystery--not to mention a good scare--will find plenty to like here.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“Showing his customary skill with a gothic setting and morally troubled characters, Sedgwick keeps readers guessing to the very end.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“This book is one thing very few YA novels are: genuinely scary.” —Booklist

Novels by Marcus Sedgwick:
Saint Death: A propulsive, compelling, and unsparing novel set in the grimly violent world of the human and drug trade on the US-Mexican border.
Blood Red Snow White: A gripping, romantic adventure novel based on the true story of Arthur Ransome's experiences with love and betrayal in war-torn Russia.
The Ghosts of Heaven: A Printz Honor Book! Timeless, beautiful, and haunting, spirals connect four episodes, from prehistory through the far future.
She Is Not Invisible: When her father goes missing, a blind girl talented in identifying patterns and her brother are thrust into a mystery.
Midwinterblood: A Printz Medal Winner! Seven stories of passion and love separated by centuries but mysteriously intertwined.
White Crow: A scary, thought provoking novel about secrets that are better left buried.
Revolver: A Printz Honor Book! A taut frontier survivor story, set at the time of the Alaska gold rush.

Graphic novel by Marcus Sedgwick, art by Thomas Taylor:
Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter: A rip-roaring romp full of hairy horrors, villainous villains, and introducing the world’s toughest monster hunter—Scarlett Hart!



About the Author

Marcus Sedgwick was born and raised in Kent in South East England, but now lives in the French Alps. His books have won and been shortlisted for many awards; most notably, he has been shortlisted for Britain’s Carnegie Medal six times, has received two Printz Honors, for Revolver and Ghosts of Heaven, and in 2013 won the Printz Award for Midwinterblood.


Praise For White Crow

“Readers in search of an atmospheric horror/thriller with a high body count and a multilayered mystery--not to mention a good scare--will find plenty to like here.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“* Showing his customary skill with a gothic setting and morally troubled characters, Sedgwick keeps readers guessing to the very end.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“This book is one thing very few YA novels are: genuinely scary.” —Booklist