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Kate Albus

"With its traditional arc, valiant young characters, and attention to culinary detail ('slices of warm bread flecked with currants and slathered with butter'), this is an assured and satisfying story."

(The Wall Street Journal)

"Heartwarming... Albus infuses the closely bonded siblings’ search for found family with dry humor... affectionate and authentic-feeling characterization, and a plot that alludes to and aligns with the works of Enid Blyton, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and E. Nesbit. (Publisher's Weekly)

"’s in the often crisp, often cozy detailing and the ever-so-British turns of phrase... that this novel claims a place among the most kid-pleasing orphan stories." (Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books)

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"A wartime drama with enough depth and psychological complexity to satisfy budding bookworms." (Kirkus Reviews)

"Both touching and genuine, the historical novel A Place to Hang the Moon speaks to the power of stories and families, both of which can be found in the most unexpected places." (Foreword Reviews, Starred Review)

"Albus achieves a great deal in her first novel. While the Pearces’ initially bleak
situation is firmly rooted in classic children’s books... the narrative is fresh, lively, and captivating. The characters are drawn with
conviction and a good deal of empathy. Lit by wit and humanity, the novel offers a heartening
story in which three resourceful children keep a secret, find what they long for, and treasure it." (Booklist, Starred Review)

Cover art by Jane Newland

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