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The glass town game

by Valente, Catherynne M., 1979-

Format: Print Book 2017
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Summary
A Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner

"Dazzling." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Charlotte and Emily Brontë enter a fantasy world that they invented in order to rescue their siblings in this "lovely, fanciful" ( Booklist , starred review) novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making .

Inside a small Yorkshire parsonage, Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne Brontë have invented a game called Glass Town, where their toy soldiers fight Napoleon and no one dies. This make-believe land helps the four escape from a harsh reality: Charlotte and Emily are being sent away to a dangerous boarding school. But then something incredible happens: a train whisks them all away to a real Glass Town, and the children trade the moors for a wonderland all their own.

This is their Glass Town...almost. Their Napoleon never rode into battle on a fire-breathing porcelain rooster. And the soldiers can die; wars are fought over a potion that raises the dead, a potion Anne would very much like to bring back to England. But returning is out of the question--Charlotte will never go back to that horrible school.

Together the Brontë siblings must battle their own imaginations in this magical celebration of authorship, creativity, and classic literature from award-winning author Catherynne M. Valente.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* In a small English village, four siblings grow close after the death of their mother and two older sisters, escaping into a world of their own creation. In the invented Glass Town, they wage battles with toy soldiers who never stay dead, fighting such auspicious villains as Napoleon. But Charlotte, the oldest and fierce leader, and Emily, the romantic, introspective dreamer, are being sent back to the boarding school where their sisters died. Their siblings moody Branwell, the only son, who longs to be respected, and Anne, the youngest, the softest, the worrier accompany them to the train station, where magic happens. The four find themselves in a real Glass Town, where Napoleon rides a rooster to war, and soldiers are resurrected with a magical potion. But when Anne and Branwell get kidnapped, Charlotte and Emily must venture further into this world to rescue their siblings and maybe save Glass Town itself. In many ways, this is a throwback to classic children's literature: it has the cleverness of The Phantom Tollbooth, the imagination of Alice in Wonderland, the whimsy of Edward Eager. No knowledge of the Brontë family or their works is necessary although that is, of course, who the siblings are but plenty of sly references are woven into the narrative. A lovely, fanciful piece of middle-grade fiction about the worlds we make, and the lives they can take on. Illustrations not seen.--Reagan, Maggie Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Valente (Radiance) delivers a linguistically dazzling novel that draws on the Brontë siblings' real-life childhood writings about Glass Town, an invented land where they escaped the difficulties of their lives. Charlotte, Emily, Anne, and Branwell are grieving the deaths of two older sisters and dreading the "Beastliest Day" when Charlotte and Emily are forced to go off to school. As Branwell and Anne accompany them to the carriage, a detour to the local train station leads them to escape to Glass Town, which turns out to be even wilder and more bizarre than they ever imagined. "Don't worry, Em," Charlotte reassures her sister. "We're only in an insane, upside-down world populated by our toys, our stories, and Napoleon riding a giant chicken on fire. Nothing so bad as School." The plot picks up after Anne and Branwell get kidnapped, but the story's real delights come from the wit and cleverness woven into every description and conversation, as well as the sharp insights Valente brings to the children's insecurities, longings, and hidden desires, which burst to the surface in this magical and perilous world. Ages 10-up. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Brontë family -- Juvenile fiction.
Brontë family -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction.
Games -- Juvenile fiction.
Imagination -- Juvenile fiction.
Imaginary places -- Juvenile fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Games -- Fiction.
Imagination -- Fiction.
Imaginary places -- Fiction.
Haworth (England) -- Juvenile fiction.
Haworth (England) -- Fiction.
Fantasy.
Fantasy fiction.
Publisher New York :2017
Edition First edition.
Contributors Green, Rebecca, 1986- illustrator.
Audience Ages 10 and up.
Language English
Description 535 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781481476966
1481476963
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