A Tyrolean Folktale
A dark, delectable adventure. -- Emily Bearn * The Daily Telegraph * A mysterious, exquisitely presented gothic tale about a runaway girl and a talking skull, who befriend each other, and a threatening headless skeleton. Klassens images make astonishing use of light and dark, especially in his rosy-fingered dawn. -- Nicollette Jones * The Sunday Times * Beautiful, heartwarming, funny, and only very mildly spooky. If anyone can turn an obscure Middle-European folk fable into a bestseller, its Klassen. -- Tristram Saunders * Daily Telegraph * Klassens deadpan humour and shadowy illustration combine to darkly chilling effect as he harnesses the power of traditional storytelling. Brilliant. -- Sally Morris * Daily Mail * This is a delicious little horror, inspired by a Tyrolean folk tale, about a lonely, abandoned skull who plays host to a very brave little girl. It has surprises, a clever wit and some knockout illustrations. * Big Issue *
Jon Klassen is the creator of the New York Times bestselling I Want My Hat Back and its companions This Is Not My Hat, which won a Caldecott Medal and a Kate Greenaway Medal, and We Found a Hat, along with standalone The Rock from the Sky. He is also the illustrator of Extra Yarn, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, Triangle, Square and Circle, all by Mac Barnett, and House Held Up by Trees by Ted Kooser. Originally from Niagara Falls, Ontario, Jon Klassen now lives in Los Angeles, USA. Find him on Instagram as @jonklassen and Twitter as @burstofbeaden.