When 11-year-old Hazel's former best friend, Jack, stops talking to her completely, she discovers a dark truth: his heart has been frozen. Hazel needs to save him, but will the Jack she saves be the same Jack she once knew? This enchanting novel inspired by "The Snow Queen" is a story of friendship and growing up that my young reader loved.
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Once upon a time, Hazel and Jack were best friends. But that was before he stopped talking to her and disappeared into a forest with a mysterious woman made of ice. Now it’s up to Hazel to go in after him. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen,” Breadcrumbs is a stunningly original fairy tale of modern-day America, a dazzling ode to the power of fantasy, and a heartbreaking meditation on how growing up is as much a choice as it is something that happens to us. In Breadcrumbs, Anne Ursu tells, in her one-of-a-kind voice, a story that brings together fifty years of children’s literature in a tale as modern as it is timeless. Hazel’s journey to come to terms with her evolving friendship with Jack will deeply resonate with young readers. Supports the Common Core State Standards