Thorndike Press

The Bear and the Nightingale

  • Katherine Arden
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1410496171
  • ISBN-13: 9781410496171
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.45 lbs ( .66 kgs)
  • 520 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released January 2017
  • Simultaneous Publications

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At the edge of the Russian wilderness, Vasilisa and her siblings spend winter nights around the fire listening to their nurse’s fairy tales and admonitions to honor the spirits that protect their home from evil. After their mother dies, the new stepmother forbids these rituals. And as evil circles nearer, Vasilisa calls on dangerous gifts she has concealed to protect her family.


Customer Reviews

Arden’s debut is an earthy, beautifully written love letter to Russian folklore . . . a fully immersive, unusual, and exciting fairy tale that will enchant readers from the first page.

— Publishers Weekly (starred)