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Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit
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Mar 14, 2017 | ISBN 9780553522082

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A New York Times Bestseller
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

“[A] splendid debut novel. . . . This is masterly storytelling.” —The New York Times

“Chilling yet tender.” —People Magazine

“Savit’s economical prose beautifully captures a child’s loss of innocence and the spiritual challenges that emerge when a safe world suddenly becomes threatening.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“The third-person narrative—lyrical, fluid, with a pervasive shadow of menace—lends a folkloric feel to a graceful story steeped in history, magic, myth, and archetype; comparisons to The Book Thief are apt.” —The Horn Book, Starred Review

“Savit’s novel, with its wise, philosophical narrator, has the classic feel and elegant, precise language of a book that’s been around forever.” —Shelf Awareness, Starred Review

“[A] quiet exploration of love and its limits.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Starred Review

“Artful, original, insightful.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A moving, thought-provoking story about coming-of-age in the midst of trauma.” —Booklist 

The Book Thief. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.
Any book compared to both of these is in my eyes sure to have an exciting plot, be a fantastic eye opener, and have loveable characters. Anna and the Swallow Man did not disappoint. Just go and read it—it is impossible not to love.” —The Guardian

The story is powerful enough to resonate with all ages….Savit’s novel, though a quick read, is a powerful one. And just like the child is follows, it has a deeper poignancy masked by its seemingly simple surface.” —Mashable

“Written like a love song for language — heartbreaking and entrancing and filled with characters whose survival is intimately, sometimes tragically, tied to their love of words.” —Bustle
“Exquisite.” —The Wall Street Journal


Odyssey Award WINNER 2017

Sydney Taylor Book Award, Association of Jewish Libraries WINNER 2017

TAYSHAS Reading List NOMINEE 2017

ALSC Notable Children’s Recordings SELECTION 2017

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