Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Waiting on Wednesday #530

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Goodreads Description:

A new instant fantasy classic from Newbery medalist Kelly Barnhill about the power of generosity and love—and how a community suffers when they disappear.

Stone-in-the-Glen, once a lovely town, has fallen on hard times. Fires, floods, and other calamities have caused the people to lose their library, their school, their park, and even their neighborliness. The people put their faith in the Mayor, a dazzling fellow who promises he alone can help. After all, he is a famous dragon slayer. (At least, no one has seen a dragon in his presence.) Only the clever children of the Orphan House and the kindly Ogress at the edge of town can see how dire the town’s problems are.

Then one day a child goes missing from the Orphan House. At the Mayor’s suggestion, all eyes turn to the Ogress. The Orphans know this can’t be: the Ogress, along with a flock of excellent crows, secretly delivers gifts to the people of Stone-in-the-Glen.

But how can the Orphans tell the story of the Ogress’s goodness to people who refuse to listen? And how can they make their deluded neighbors see the real villain in their midst?

Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: March 8th 2022 by Algonquin Young Readers
Pre-Order: Book Depository
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I am pretty excited about this book, eee :D I have adored the books I have read by Kelly and I cannot wait to read this new one. It looks stunning. And sounds amazing too. I love that the ogress is not a villain in this story. At least not for the kids. And I think that makes this sound even more exciting. I cannot wait :)
What are you waiting for on this problematic Wednesday?

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