It has taken a long long time for Orphan Island to become a THING, an object, a pile of actual paper. But it was absolutely worth the wait.
The book won’t be out for months, but already a few advance copies are floating around in the world, and a few people are reading my words. I’m nervous and thrilled and proud and frightened and overwhelmed…
Especially by these blurbs. Beyond honored. Teary-eyed, really.
So many feelings…
“A visionary, poignant, astonishingly lovely fable of childhood and change. This is a book to lose yourself in, and to never forget.”
(Anne Ursu, author of THE REAL BOY)
“ORPHAN ISLAND is a masterpiece—both timeless and immediate. Snyder’s book, like the island within it, contains all of the joys, wonders, and terrors of childhood. Every young reader needs this book; every grown reader needs it even more.”
(Jonathan Auxier, New York Times bestselling author of THE NIGHT GARDENER)