One of the stubborn holdovers from my days of reading almost solely historical fiction (if I ventured into the young adult section at all) is a fascination with World War I stories. Mix WWI with sci-fi or fantasy, and I cannot help myself. No, really. For example: Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan series, or Suzanne Weyn's Water Song. If you can think of more titles in this vein, BY ALL MEANS tell me in the comments!!! I will devour them. Oh, and yes, this forthcoming middle grade novel fits the bill (fairy tales + World War I), so I'm (of course!) very excited. Sonya Hartnett's The Silver Donkey was released in Australia in 2004, but it's just making its way to the USA. It will be released by Candlewick on February 11, 2014.
Sonya Hartnett explores rich new territory in this inspiring tale of kindness, loyalty, and courage.
What books are you waiting on?