Happy Book Birthday to THE LAND OF YESTERDAY!
This middle-grade novel is a tender and fantastical adventure story perfect for fans of Coraline.
After Cecelia Dahl’s little brother, Celadon, dies tragically, his soul goes where all souls go: the Land of Yesterday—and Cecelia is left behind in a fractured world without him.
Her beloved house’s spirit is crumbling beyond repair, her father is imprisoned by sorrow, and worst of all, her grief-stricken mother abandons the land of the living to follow Celadon into Yesterday.
It’s up to Cecelia to put her family back together, even if that means venturing into the dark and forbidden Land of Yesterday on her own. But as Cecelia braves a hot-air balloon commanded by two gnomes, a sea of daisies, and the Planet of Nightmares, it’s clear that even if she finds her family, she might not be able to save them.
And if she’s not careful, she might just become a lost soul herself, trapped forever in
We’re so happy you’re at our party for THE LAND OF YESTERDAY. Join in the fun…
The creepy and dark and whimsical music from Tim Burton and Henry Selick films: Edward Scissor Hands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Corpse Bride, Coraline, that sort of thing. (Author K.A. Reynolds’ favorite!)
Towering stacks of French toast with oodles of syrup. Peanut butter and blackberry jam sandwiches. Garlic stuffed olives. Blueberry cheesecake and Cherry pie, all of Cecelia’s favorites!
Have fun with banister surfing, antique swords battles, and, if you’re in a quieter mood, go in Widdendream’s library for several comfy chairs and daybeds, an endless selection of your favorite books, and magic in the air that lets you completely hide from the world.
Gnome-calling whistle pens to summon intergalactic hot-air balloons to The Land of Yesterday. Copies of Cecelia’s favorite books for each guest: Around the World in 80 Minutes, and The Little Prince. And paper lanterns inside paper cages to ignite and send into space.
THE LAND OF YESTERDAY is written by K. A. Reynolds and published by HarperCollins. You can buy this book at the retailers below…
K. A. Reynolds is a Winnipeg, Canada, native who lives for Monty Python, old dead poets, ushering creepy crawly things with numerous legs out of houses, and writing dark and lovely things for children. Despite her innocent appearance, she has been described on more than one occasion as the following: strange, grim, fierce book fancier, cat, lover of the fantastic, indulger of the macabre, and more often than not, witch. Her debut MG fantasy, THE LAND OF YESTERDAY, will be followed up with a second MG fantasy, THE SPINNER OF DREAMS, from HarperCollins in 2019. Find her on Twitter, Instagram and her website.
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