Edith Pattou

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Edith Pattou is the author of East, a retelling of the Norwegian folk tale "East of the Sun and West of the Moon," and its sequel, West. They are both sweeping tales of adventure and magic, set in 16th century Europe. She has also written the New York Times bestselling picture book Mrs. Spitzer’s Garden and is the author of the high fantasy novels Songs of Eirren, Hero's Song, and Fire Arrow, which are infused with Celtic folklore.

Edie was born in Evanston, Illinois, grew up in Winnetka, and was a teenager in the city of Chicago where she attended Francis W. Parker School. She completed her B.A. at Scripps College in Claremont, California where she won the Crombie Allen Award for creative writing. She later completed a Masters degree in English Literature at Claremont Graduate School, followed by a Masters of Library and Information Science at UCLA. She now lives in Columbus.


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WEST (2018): In the sequel to the beloved high fantasy East, Rose sets off on a perilous journey to find her true love when he goes missing in a thrilling tale of danger, magic, adventure, and revenge.

When Rose first met Charles, he was trapped in the form of a white bear. To rescue him, Rose traveled to the land that lay east of the sun and west of the moon to defeat the evil Troll Queen. Now Rose has found her happily-ever-after with Charles—until a sudden storm destroys his ship and he is presumed dead. But Rose doesn't believe the shipwreck was an act of nature, nor does she believe Charles is truly dead. Something much more sinister is at work. With mysterious and unstoppable forces threatening the lives of the people she loves, Rose must once again set off on a perilous journey. And this time, the fate of the entire world is at stake. (Ages 12-16)

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