The Glass Sentence
- United States
More informationA�New York Times�Bestseller
An Indiebound Bestseller
A Kids' Next Top Ten Book
A Summer/Fall 2014 Indies Introduce New Voices Selection A Junior Library Guild Selection
One of�Publishers Weekly's Best Summer Reads
"""""Not since Philip Pullman's�The Golden Compass�have I seen such an original and compelling world built inside a book.""""�Megan Whalen Turner,�New York Times�best-selling author of�A Conspiracy of Kings "
She has only seen the world through maps. She had no idea they were so dangerous.
"Boston, 1891. Sophia Tims comes from a family of explorers and cartologers who, for generations, have been traveling and mapping the New World�a world changed by the Great Disruption of 1799, when all the continents were flung into different time periods. �Eight years ago, her parents left her with her uncle Shadrack, the foremost cartologer in Boston, and went on an urgent mission. They never returned. Life with her brilliant, absent-minded, adored uncle has taught Sophia to take care of herself. "
" Then Shadrack is kidnapped. And Sophia, who has rarely been outside of Boston, is the only one who can search for him. Together with Theo, a refugee from the West, she travels over rough terrain and uncharted ocean, encounters pirates and traders, and relies on a combination of Shadrack's maps, common sense, and her own slantwise powers of observation. But even as Sophia and Theo try to save Shadrack's life, they are in danger of losing their own. "
" The Glass Sentence�plunges listeners into a time and place they will not want to leave, and introduces them to a heroine and hero they will take to their hearts. It is a remarkable debut. "
" """"I think�The Glass Sentence is absolutely marvelous.� It's the best book I've read in a long time.� The world-building is so convincing, the plot so fast-moving and often surprising, and the ideas behind the novel so completely original. I love this book.""""�Nancy Farmer, National Book Award-winning author of�The House of the Scorpion "
" """"I loved it! So imaginati