Annotations for Raven Girl
Baker & Taylor
Tells the tale of a half-human, half-raven girl who feels trapped without wings and the ability to fly.
Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Once there was a Postman who fell in love with a Raven.
So begins the tale of a postman who encounters a fledgling raven while on the edge of his route and decides to bring her home. The unlikely couple falls in love and conceives a child?an extraordinary raven girl trapped in a human body. The raven girl feels imprisoned by her arms and legs and covets wings and the ability to fly. Betwixt and between, she reluctantly grows into a young woman, until one day she meets an unorthodox doctor who is willing to change her.
One of the world's most beloved storytellers has crafted a dark fairy tale full of wonderment and longing. Complete with Audrey Niffenegger's bewitching etchings and paintings, Raven Girl explores the bounds of transformation and possibility.
Praise for Raven Girl:
?With her signature wit, wry melancholy, and keen gothic sensibility, Niffenegger weds the fabulous with the deeply human in this concentrated, suspenseful fable. . . ." ---Booklist, Starred Review
?The book is a colorist's dream that hauntingly captures the world of birds and humans and, as the title suggests, a creature that is somewhere in between." ? The Chicago Sun-Times
?Niffenegger (The Night Bookmobile) blends art and prose in this eerie picture book for adults." ?Publishers Weekly
?Raven Girl is a delight to hold and take in. Lovers of fairy tales and some graphic novel fans should find much to love here."
?School Library Journal online
"A haunting grown-up fairy tale" ? Variety Magazine
?Provocative and beautiful." ?ForeWord Reviews
?A runaway hit? This one's going to fly." ?DailyCandy
?It's a lovely story." ?Chicago Reader
?Raven Girl is an insidious intermingling of words and pictures to be treasured."?Tor.com