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Fans of Coraline, Doll Bones and The Night Gardener will devour this award winning dark fantasy about twelve-year-old Emmeline who is desperate to save the only friend she has ... her own shadow. But what happens when her shadow starts craving a life of its own?A Texas Bluebonnet NomineeEmmeline's gift to control and manipulate shadows makes her the subject of mockery...and fear. Forbidden to leave home by her parents, Emmeline's closest confidant is her own shadow, Dar. When a noble stranger visits and offers her parents a cure, Emmeline is terrified of losing her powerand her only friend. So Dar proposes a deal: she will change the noble's mind if Emmeline will help her become flesh.When the man ends up in a coma, Emmeline is stunnedand blamed. Now forced to flee, her only hope of clearing her name is to find a way to give the shadow she's no longer sure she can trust what it craveslife.With the gripping feel of a new classic, award winning Shadow Weaver will enthrall middle school readers who love fantasy, magic, and danger. Perfect for 5th grade and above.
About the Author
MarcyKate Connolly is a New York Times bestselling children's book author and nonprofit administrator who lives in New England with her family and a grumble of pugs. She graduated from Hampshire College (a magical place where they don't give you grades) where she wrote an opera sequel to Hamlet as the equivalent of senior thesis. It was also there that she first fell in love with plotting and has been dreaming up new ways to make life difficult for her characters ever since. She is also the author of the Shadow Weaver series and The Star Shepherd. You can visit her online at marcykate.com.