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Seven stories of passion and love separated by centuries but mysteriously intertwined -- this is a tale of horror and beauty, tenderness and sacrifice by a three-time Printz Award Honoree.. "Reminiscent of David Mitchells Cloud Atlas . . . stark, suspenseful writing." -- School Library Journal. An archaeologist who unearths a mysterious artifact, an airman who finds himself far from home, a painter, a ghost, a vampire, and a Viking: the seven stories in this compelling novel all take place on the remote Scandinavian island of Blessed where a curiously powerful plant that resembles a dragon grows. What binds these stories together? What secrets lurk beneath the surface of this idyllic countryside? And what might be powerful enough to break the cycle of midwinterblood? From award-winning author Marcus Sedgwick comes a book about passion and preservation and ultimately an exploration of the bounds of love.. This title has Common Core connections.. A Publishers Weekly Best Childrens Book of 2013A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2013. Praise for Midwinterblood:"A story thats simultaneously romantic, tragic, horrifying, and transcendental is more than enough to hold readers attention, no matter their age." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review. "Part love story, part mystery, part horror, this is as much about the twisting hand of fate as it is about the mutability of folk tales. Its strange spell will capture you." -- BOOKLIST , starred review. "The Time Travelers Wife meets Lost in this chilling exploration of love and memory . . . Haunting, sophisticated and ultimately exquisite." -- Kirkus, starred review. "Sedgwicks prose is unadorned yet melancholic. . ." -- Bulletin of the Center for Childrens Books, starred review. "Sedgwicks prose is taut, careful, and chilling." -- The Horn Book, starred review. "Reminiscent of David Mitchells Cloud Atlas . . . stark, suspenseful writing." -- School Library Journal. 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 Ransomes 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 worlds toughest monster hunter -- Scarlett Hart!

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Marcus Sedgwick

MARCUS SEDGWICK was born and raised in East Kent in the south-east of England. He now lives in the French Alps.He is the winner of many prizes, most notably the 2014 Michael L. Printz Award for his novel Midwinterblood. Marcus has also received two Printz Honors, for Revolver in 2011 and The Ghosts of Heaven in 2016, giving him the most citations to date for America's most prestigious book prize for writing for young adults. Other notable award winning books include Floodland, Marcus' first novel, which won the Branford-Boase Award in 2001, a prize for the best debut novel for children published in the UK each year; My Swordhand is Singing, which won the Booktrust Teenage Prize for 2007, and Lunatics and Luck, part of The Raven Mysteries series, which won a Blue Peter Book Award in 2011.His books have been shortlisted for over forty other awards, including the Carnegie Medal (seven times) , the Edgar Allan Poe Award (twice) and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize (four times) . He has been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award three times, in 2016, 2017 and 2018.Marcus was Writer in Residence at Bath Spa University for three years, reviews for The Guardian newspaper and teaches creative writing at Arvon and Ty Newydd. He has judged numerous books awards, including the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Costa Book Awards. He has illustrated some of his books, and has provided wood-engravings for a couple of private press books.www.marcussedgwick.com

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