The Real Boy, Anne
Ursu’s follow-up to her widely acclaimed and beloved middle-grade fantasy Breadcrumbs, is an unforgettable story of
magic, faith, and friendship.
On an island on the edge of an immense sea there is a city,
a forest, and a boy named Oscar. Oscar is a shop boy for the most powerful
magician in the village, and he spends his days in a small room in the dark
cellar of his master’s shop grinding herbs and dreaming of the wizards who once
lived on the island generations ago. Oscar’s world is small, but he likes it
that way. The real world is vast, strange, and unpredictable. And Oscar does
not quite fit in it.
But now that world is changing. Children in the city are
falling ill, and something sinister lurks in the forest. Oscar has long been
content to stay in his small room in the cellar, comforted in the knowledge
that the magic that flows from the forest will keep his island safe. Now, even
magic may not be enough to save it. Download and start listening now!