Claire Legrand's first novel wasThe Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls, a New York Public Library Best Book for Children in 2012. She is also the author ofThe Year of Shadows and Winterspell, a young adult retelling ofThe Nutcracker. She is one of the four authors behindThe Cabinet of Curiositiesanthology, a Junior Library Guild selection and a NYPL Best Book for Children in 2014.
“Insidiously creepy, searingly sinister, and spine-tinglingly fun, this book also presents a powerful message about friendship and the value of individuality.”
School Library Journal
“Charming and creepy… An enormously fun-and shivery-read.”
Sarah Prineas, author of The Magic Thief
THE YEAR OF SHADOWS:“Legrand has created a horror-tinged tale of triumph over loss and the destructive nature of hopelessness, that is full of well-rounded characters, a spooky gothic mood, and eerie glimpses into the past lives of the ghosts.”
“Claire Legrand's fantastically spooky The Year of Shadows will keep you turning its pages well into the night, even though the floorboards are creaking and funny shapes lurk in the corner of your eye.”
Anne Ursu, author of Breadcrumbs