The author loves food, animals and science, which will quickly become apparent as you read this book. Surrealism meets humor in this weird work of illustrated fiction that challenges and inspires, while it cryptically defies logic. This book is better than gargling saltwater, is symmetrical if you use mirrors, and would never spike your tincture. Use it well.
A stunning debut from O'Neil, this revisionist telling of the Russian legend of Anastasia rings true even with today's current events. Pulsing with energy, this Anna seems at first ill prepared for life's hardships but stumbling upon peasant Zhenya, the two form a fragile bond that deepens as violence and bloodshed encircle them. Readers will be salivating for O'Neil's next effort! Highly recommended.
(YA Historical Fiction, ages 12+) - Reviewed by Maureen