I’m absolutely delighted today to be a part of the blog/bookstagram tour that the team at Bloomsbury Press are running for Lev Grossman‘s brand new middlegrade fantasy book The Silver Arrow, which came out at the start of the month. For my stop on the tour I’m sharing a peek inside the book at one of the gorgeous illustrations, as well as a little extract of the text. Read on below to check it out…
A small gray fox bent down and placed its ticket carefully on the platform.
“Hi,” it said.
“Hi,” Kate said.
“Been a long time since a train came through here,” the fox said.
“Very long,” said the badger, transferring its ticket to its paws.
Kate thought of saying Is that so? or How about that! but rejected both ideas as fatally uncool.
“How long?” Tom said.
“About thirty years,” the badger said. “Where have you been? You’re very late.”
“Wait— just— how can you be talking?!” Kate said.
“Oh, I know,” the fox said. “We do talk sometimes, just not around humans. Frankly, we don’t meet a lot of humans who are worth talking to. No offense.”
Kate supposed that was fair.
“But you haven’t been standing here waiting this whole time, have you?” she said. “Like, the whole thirty years?”
“Oh, no. Of course not. We just look in here once in a while to check. I mean, we’re animals, it’s not like we have jobs.”
Honestly – is that not completely adorable? I am BUSTING to start reading this one – I have it on my list for this week, and I can’t wait to come back and share my review soon.
In the meantime, I hope you will check out some of the other posts on the tour – you can find all the info in the graphic below. Massive thanks to the team at Bloomsbury for inviting me to be part of the tour!