The Swan Maiden
In the quiet hour before dawn…
Anything can happen. A third daughter can dream of being a creature of flight and magic, of wearing a swan skin like her sisters. But Doucette must run the castle household while her older sisters learn to weave spells. Her dream of flying is exactly that--until the day she discovers her own hidden birthright.
"Layered, elegantly written, and filled with unexpected twists and turns, The Swan Maiden soars with grace and power." -- Booklist, starred review
"Inspired by French fairy tales, Tomlinson skillfully weaves a satisfying and enchanting tale that flows quickly and immerses readers in a charming, rustic setting." -- School Library Journal
"... the atmosphere and gratifying last chapter will please fans of romance and ambience." -- Kirkus
"a striking first novel" -- Locus
"an elaborate romantic fantasy" -- Publisher's Weekly
"Doucette's struggles and dreams will resonate with teenage girls who are trying to find their place in the world." -- Voice of Youth Advocates
International Reading Association Notable Books list 2008
Booklist Top 10 Youth Romances 2008
CA Readers 2009 "California Collection" list
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