Attolia, Attolia, Attolia

Megan Whalen Turner is a wonder. Her three books to date about Gen and his world are absolute favorites of mine. And if I’d been on Newbery last year The King of Attolia would have been at the top of my list of nominees. Whether I would have figured out how to convince the skeptics on the committee that the apparent narrative gaps were intentional or not, I don’t know. But the book is brilliant. Megan Whalen Turner is brilliant. Gen is brilliant. Attolia is brilliant.

And so is Cheryl Klein for recognizing all that brilliance!
Brooklyn Arden: Brooklyn Arden Rave: The Attolia Books by Megan Whalen Turner


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2 responses to “Attolia, Attolia, Attolia

  1. It is hard for me to decide whether to comment here or in Cheryl’s, except to say yes yes yes!

    Such deeply intelligent and passionate storytelling. I confess, though, I thought The King of Attolia and The Queen of Attolia were more YA books than children’s. These are titles that I regularly recommend to friends who do not read children’s/YA literature, as great reads they should not live without.


  2. They are on the older end of the range, I admit. But I would think still within the 12-14 year-old world view, don’t you think? Maybe I would have been convinced otherwise. My other favorite of last year, A True and Faithful Narrative, would also be for this top range.


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