Books: book of a thousand days
  • A Book Sense Pick for Fall 2007
  • An ALA Best Book for Young Adults 2008
  • A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
  • Winner of the 2008 CYBILS award for young adult fantasy novel
  • An Oprah's Book Club Kids Reading List selection
  • A Booklist Top 10 Youth Romance
  • Winner of the Utah Book Award for Young People's Literature
  • A Junior Library Guild Selection
  • A St. Louis Dispatch best book of 2007
  • A Locus Magazine recommended reading for 2007
  • A best book of the year
  • Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books
  • A readergirlz spotlight selection
  • A Judy Lopez Memorial Award Honor Book
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award finalist for 2008-2009 (Vermont)
  • A 2009-2010 Texas Tayshas Reading List selection
  • Nominated for the Texas Lone Star reading list
  • 2009-2010 YA Volunteer State Book Award master reading list (Tennessee)
  • A Capital Choices Noteworthy Book for Children and Teens
  • Selected for the Virginia Readers' Choice 2009-2010 masterlist
  • A 2010 Grand Canyon Reader Award nominee
  • A Pennsylvania School Librarians Association YA Top Forty reading list book
  • Nominated for the 2010 Young Reader's Choice Award (Pacific Northwest Library Association)
  • Winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature (k, just kiddin')

*"The author of the Newbery Honor Book Princess Academy offers another captivating fantasy filled with romance, magic, and strong female characters...exotic, fully realized setting; thrilling, enchanted adventure; and heart-melting romance."

*"Hale has created a richly imagined, mythical land...It’s a highly successful romance."
School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

*"Hale delivers another winning fantasy. Readers will be riveted...through a series of deceptions, contrivances and a riotously triumphant climax, the tale spins out to a thoroughly satisfying ending."
Publisher's Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

"A rousing, even spellbinding tale...Dashti's voice is bright and true."
Kirkus Reviews

"With such a self-possessed and resourceful heroine and such a rousingly successful trickster caper at the climax, this newest tale takes proud place among Hale’s growing shelf-full of folk-fantasy adventures whose protagonists give “spunk” a good name."
Horn Book

"My very favorite recent read...Dashti has made her way into my top ten favorite heroines of all time, along with people like Elizabeth Bennett, Anne Shirley, Jane Eyre, Harriet Morton, and Jo March."
Stephenie Meyer

"a refreshing change from the typical princess story...well-written and fast-paced...will captivate readers."

"This is another unforgettable book from one of today's most outstanding YA writers."

"The narrative is told through Dashti's illustrated journals, where her naïve virtue is immediately apparent and her wit, warmth, and good sense continue to charm readers as her story becomes more harrowing and suspenseful."

"most likely going to be one of my favorite books of the year! This is the perfect book for all girls, ages 10 through adult, who like an adventure set in a love story."
Columbia Daily Tribune

"Hale offers memorable characters; a richly detailed, exotic setting; thrilling adventure and a compelling romance."
Buffalo News

"this poetic and spellbinding tale builds to a powerful climax of courage, self-awakening and true love. Shannon Hale...delivers a richly satisfying story."
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"This has the aura of a can't stop reading until you finish the last page."
The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC)

"[T]he story keeps readers on their toes with its swift plot."
Chicago Sun Times

"The great adventure, against-the-odds romance, drama, and suspense in Book of a Thousand Days combine to make it a very enjoyable read that is more than that; this is one that will stay with readers past the final page."

"Children and adults alike will be thrilled with the wonderful stories spun by the master who is Shannon Hale. She is a modern day fairy-tale teller."
Eden Prairie News

"As she did in Princess Academy, Hale offers memorable characters; a richly detailed, exotic setting; thrilling adventure and a compelling romance.
Buffalo News

"Disguise, despair, adventure and romance fill the pages."
Columbus Dispatch

"Dashti is a wonderful role model - brave, kind, loyal, and courageous."
Toledo Blade

"Once again, Hale definitely satisfies."
Realms of Fantasy

"A riveting read that allows you to see into the soul of a young girl. ÉI started and ended this book in a single day. Their tale brought me to tears and made me laugh."

"Dashti herself is what makes this book special. This one is going to create new Shannon Hale fans. Oh, and it should be noted that the romance was swoon-worthy."

"An adventure that has its readers turning pages with excitement and fear, Book of a Thousand Days is a fantastic fairy tale for teen readers. Twisted with romance and dark fantasy, Shannon Hale writes a story that leaves readers with a slight tingle in their toes."

"This tale is based on a Brothers Grimm story, but told in a way the gentlemen would never have imaged....[I]f you love fairy tales like I do, Book of a Thousand Days should be on your reading list. You can tell others that it is a gift for someone else, but keep this gem for yourself."

"Yak-tastic and buttery good!"
Mega-star bestselling author Libba Bray

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