The Book of Pearl

Publisher: Walker Books

Review

When a young prince is exiled from his world, a realm of fairies, and home to his true love, he finds himself in a new landscape of strange beings - known to us as humans.

A kindly confectioner who makes artisanal marshmallows takes him into his home at the Maison Pearl and gives him the name of his dead son. The prince must navigate our world as Joshua Pearl, searching for a way back to the girl who waits for him. Documenting his travels and putting together the pieces of his fragmented memory, he must remember his own story if he's ever to get his happy ending.

Translated from its original French, this sweeping fairy tale of love and memory will bewitch readers who long for epic romance and otherworldly magic. The book holds all the complexity of novel for sophisticated readers, told in a language that welcomes middle grade readers.

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