Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan
  

Tender Morsels

Written by Margo Lanagan

13+ readers   11+ readers   eBooks   
Download an extract Add to wishlist Share this book

The Lovereading4Kids comment

August 2011 Guest Editor Julie Hearn: It is with a mixture of respect and delight that I greet any book capable of blasting an entire genre out of the water with its audacity and grace. Tender Morsels is such a book.” So wrote Meg Rosoff , in a review for The Guardian (1st August 2009). I’ll second that, I thought. A loose re-working of the fairy tale Snow White and Rose Red, this novel follows an abused young girl into an alternative universe. It is shocking, fiercely clever and so beautifully written that if I ever meet Margo Lanagan (unlikely, as she lives in Australia) I will probably stutter, in awe. I teach a ‘Writing Fiction for Young Adults’ summer school course, at Oxford University, and always cite Lanagan’s work – this novel, in particular, along with her short story collections Black Juice and Red Spikes – as examples of fine writing for older teens who like their fiction strong and dark, without sugar.

The Lovereading Comment:

This is a striking retelling of the Grimms’ Snow White and Rose Red, beautifully written and strangely original. It’s an unforgettable novel that is sure to shock and amaze in equal measure. Constantly shifting from beauty to horror, darkness to light, Tender Morsels will take you to the very edge. But one thing is for sure, it’s guaranteed to enthral you and hold you within the pages until the very end.

Win an original print from The Pavee and the Buffer Girl

Siobhan Dowd's powerful story of the fight against racism and prejudice, The Pavee and the Buffer Girl, has been reissued as a splendid graphic novel with stunning illustrations by Emma Shoard. We are giving away an ORIGINAL print from the book (shown here) and a copy SIGNED by Emma.

To have a chance of winning this special prize, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once.

The draw closes on 3 May 2017. The winners will be notified by 15 May 2017.

Good luck!


Enter prize draw Draw closes: 03/05/2017

Synopsis

Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan

Liga endures unspeakable cruelties at the hands of her father, before being magically granted her own personal heaven, a safe haven from the real world. She raises her two daughters in this alternate reality, and they grow up protected from the violence that once harmed their mother. But the real world cannot be denied forever ...Magicked men and wild bears break down the borders of Liga's refuge. Now, having known Heaven, how will these three women survive in a world where beauty and brutality lie side by side?


Browse inside this book

About the Author

Margo Lanagan

Margo Lanagan is a highly acclaimed writer of novels, short stories and poetry. Black Juice, her second collection of stories, won the World Fantasy Award for Best Collection. Margo lives with her husband and sons in Sydney, Australia.

More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback

Author

Margo Lanagan
More books by Margo Lanagan

Author's Facebook Latest

Publisher

David Fickling Books an imprint of Random House Children's Books

Publication date

1st July 2010

ISBN

9781849920070

Categories


It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14

I love Lovereading as it provides an honest opinion and showcases a range of fiction. Suited to both parents & kids alike, it’s a must-use.

Georgie Rowe – age 16

It is fantastic, you get to read lots of books and you always find something new and amazing in them.

Erica Motoc, age 7

It has introduced my children to books we hadn’t come across before. Real children’s reviews gives a great insight into what others think to

Lorraine Woods

A great way to introduce kids to great books, authors & genres. Parents can find age-appropriate books to share with their children.

Judi Davies – Aberdare Girls Sch

It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family

Lovereading is just a convenient way to find new books and hear others opinions on them.

Sarah Murray – age 15

I love finding new books to read. My mummy and me look at the new ones coming out. I have written reviews of some of them!

Jessica Cobbin – age 7
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools