The Wrinkled Crown.
By : Anne Nesbet
Publisher : HarperCollins (Nov.,2015)
An enchanting story full of magic and wonders of science, weaved together into a single tale. It will give your youngsters a taste of the wonderful delights of literature and language. " The air in the meadow was humming with sunlight / ....Green and warm, the smell with a tang to it that was all from the sheep: three parts wool one part manure./ Or maybe it was better to say the whole meadow smelled just slightly of sheep`s cheese - sheep`s cheese and hay."
The Lourkas of Lourka village is a lot more than just a rose with a thorny stem. And if any girl ever as much as trips over this magical instrument before she turns the age of twelve, she will be cursed! Voices would come and take away your soul to "Away" on your twelfth birthday. Linny is almost twelve-but not yet-and she is the braver one of the friends. Sayra is more warm hearted and loving. Linny is also the talented one who can create the most wonderful music and Sayra is the clever one who can create anything out of a needle and a thread. But Linny`s love of music is a worrisome factor for everyone; what if she touches one of those magical Lourkas? Although no one knew, not even Sayra to whom she was tethered most of the time, she did touch it! Her desire for music is so great that she made a beautiful Lourka herself, and she played her own music...
A story that evokes curiosity from the first chapter, and as the story moves ahead readers will experience the excitement of a war that erupts between the powers of magic and science. Compelling to the last page. Nesbet`s lyrical text together with well developed and described characters and settings, are very much helpful in creating imagery, and will leave us readers all breathless. With a heroine who is so brave and wise this is an adventure cum fantasy that encourages readers to think out of the box.The author showcases her remarkable powers of imagination in creating this powerful plot through luxurious lyrical descriptions and memorable characters. A must read.