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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

From the Vault: The Swan Maiden & Aurelie

Earlier this week I posted a From the Vault book (ie it's already out and about in the world) from Heather Tomlinson.  It was called Toads and Diamondsand I currently have it waiting on my shelves...But there are two more books by Tomlinson that I want to pick up at some point, and I thought I'd let you know about them. I've included both the original hardcover and paperback versions for both books, so I'm curious not only if you've read/want to read these, but also which cover version you like best!

The Swan Maiden by Heather Tomlinson
304 pages
Published August 7th 2007 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
In the quiet hour before dawn, anything can happen. Doucette can dream of being a creature of flight and magic, of wearing a swan skin like her older sisters. But she must run the castle household while her sisters learn to weave spells. Her dream of flying is exactly that . . . until the day she discovers her own hidden birthright. Sudden, soaring freedom—it is a wish come true. Yet, not even magic can protect against every danger, especially when the heart is involved. As she struggles to find her own way in the world, Doucette risks losing the one person she loves most of all.

Aurelie by Heather Tomlinson
192 pages
Published September 2nd 2008 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Once upon a time, three children and a little river dragon were the best of friends—until a promise was broken. Now they are almost grown up and barely speaking to one another. With her country in turmoil, Aurelie is sent on a peacekeeping mission. But how can she prevent a war when she can’t even make her friends get along? Heartsick at losing her dearest companions, especially the handsome Garin, Aurelie finds comfort in her secret, late-night trips to fairyland. But a princess can’t hide from her duties forever. Her country needs her, and so do her friends—whether they know it or not.

Aurelie is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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  1. Both books sound really interesting. For the first book I like the first cover and for the second book I like the second cover!

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

  2. The new covers (paperbacks) are awesome!


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