Splendors and Glooms

By Laura Amy Schlitz. Candlewick, $17.99 (9780763653804). Gr. 4–8.


In this brooding Dickensian novel, three resilient children struggle with difficult circumstances and surprising plot twists in their lives. The novel’s strength lies in the vividly drawn characters and the subtle depiction of menacing evil.




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Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth
Committed to providing a broad selection of outstanding books that mixes popular appeal with literary excellence, the Books for Youth editorial staff has chosen the titles below as best-of-the-year fiction, nonfiction, and picture books.
2012 - Selection(s)