The Book Of Pearl By Timothy de Fombelle translated by Sarah Ardizzone and Sam Gordon from Candlewick Press. Joshua Pearl comes from a world that we no longer believe in a world of fairy tale. He knows that his great love waits for him there, but he is stuck in an unfamiliar time and places an old-world marshmallow shop in Paris on the eve of World War II. As his memories begin to fade, Joshua seeks out strange objects: tiny fragments of tales that have already been told, trinkets that might possibly help him prove his own story before his love is lost forever. Sarah Ardizzone and Sam Gordon translate original French into a work both luminous and layered, enabling Timothée de Fombelle’s modern fairy tale to thrum with magic.
Brimming with romance and history, mystery and adventure, this ode to the power of memory, storytelling, and love will ensnare any reader’s imagination and every reader’s heart. In prose as magical and intricate as the tale it tells, Timothée de Fombelle delivers an unforgettable story of a first love that defines a lifetime.
My Opinion: This book has a good fairytale spin and fantasy to get lost in. It was easy to read and it took me a few chapters to really get into the story and not want to put down and read in no time.
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