cover image SPINDLE'S END


Robin McKinley, . . Penguin/Firebird, $6.99 (422pp) ISBN 978-0-698-11950-5

Newbery Medalist McKinley embroiders and expands upon the tale of Sleeping Beauty, and creates a cast of action-oriented heroines. In a boxed review, PW said, "Dense with magical detail and all-too-human feeling, this luscious, lengthy novel is almost impossible to rush through." Ages 12-up. (June)