Little (Large Print / Library Binding)

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In the tradition of Tim Burton and Edward Gorey, Carey brings us a darkly delightful and imaginative tale of a small orphan girl in Revolution-era France. Accompanying the story are pencil illustrations of the oddities "Little" comes across, such as the unique faces, both living and waxen, of the storey's motley cast of characters. You will soon be enraptured by the macabre mood of this novel, so that you will come to treasure each page and the curiosities it brings. A work of art in every way.

— Luisa

November 2018 Indie Next List


“I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling lends a twist of the macabre and is a precursor to Marie’s wondrous involvement with French royalty, a revolution, and museums. Complete with elucidating illustrations, Little is a bold imagining of Madame Tussaud. To be clear, I love it! I love it! I love it!”
— Jeanette Creager, Mitzi's Books, Rapid City, SD

About the Author


Edward Carey is a novelist, visual artist, and playwright. His acclaimed YA series, the Iremonger Trilogy, was a fan favorite, with citations for Best Books of the Year by The New York Times, NPR, and Kirkus Reviews. He is also the author of two adult novels, Observatory Mansions and Alva & Irva. Born in England, he now teaches at the University of Texas in Austin, where he lives with his wife, the author Elizabeth McCracken., and their family.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781432856809
ISBN-10: 1432856804
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Publication Date: February 6th, 2019
Pages: 673
Language: English