A Booklist Editors' Choice 2020
A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Books of 2020
Clothilde has lived her whole life in the shadows with her father. When he fails to meet her one morning, sending her instead a mysterious ticket, Clo finds herself journeying across the sea to reunite with him. The ticket, however, leaves her on a sunless island inhabited only by creaking fishermen, a rumpled old woman, a piggish cat, and a boy named Cary. Clo is made to spend her days in unnerving chores with the island's fish, while the old woman sits nearby weaving an endless gray tapestry. Clo must unravel the mysteries of the island and all that's hidden in the vast tapestry's threads. And she must decide how much of herself to give up in order to save those she thought she'd lost forever.
Age Range: 8-12 | Grade Level: 3-7 | Lexile Measure: NA