Tender Morsels has won tremendous acclaim around the world. It is fiercely poetic, exquisite and unforgettable. Fantasy at its heart-wrenching best.
Liga's life is filled with dark hearts and foul deeds. So she chooses a protective path of natural magic to find a safe other-worldly place for herself and her two daughters. But when magicked bears and mischief men break the borders of their refuge the girls must face the truth, and engage with the appeal and risk of the real raw world.
Tender Morsels unflinchingly explores the evil and sweetness in the world and the magic of learning to live with both.
'One of my favourite books in ages.powerful and moving.' Neil Gaiman
'Tender Morsels.is funny, tragic, wise, tender and beautifully written. It also left me gasping with shock'. Meg Rosoff
'.a towering work of imagination in which a supremely talented writer opens rich new frontiers.' Sydney Morning Herald
'Give over to the pull of this story and you will be transported.' The Age
'An exquisite novel.' Weekend Australian
'A wonderful and thought-provoking story examining the human condition, set in a world where anything is possible.' Herald Sun
'.a marvel to read and will only further solidify Lanagan's place at the very razor's edge of YA speculative fiction.' Booklist
Margo Lanagan is an internationally acclaimed writer of novels and short stories. Her three collections of short stories have been rapturously reviewed around the world and have garnered many awards, nominations and shortlistings. Tender Morsels + Black Juice were both Michael L. Printz Honor Books, and Black Juice won two World Fantasy Awards and the 2004 Victorian Premier's Award for Young Adult Fiction. Red Spikes won the CBCA 2007 Book of the Year: Older Readers and was a Publisher's Weekly Best Book of the Year, a Horn Book Fanfare title, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writer's Prize and longlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. Margo lives in Sydney.
Young adult fiction
Short-listed Shirley Jackson Award for 'literature of psychological suspense, horror and the dark fantastic' 2009 AU; Short-listed Tiptree Awards 2009 AU; Short-listed Locus Awards, Young Adult Novel 2009 AU; Commended Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence 2009 USA; Winner The World Fantasy Convention, Best Novel 2009 AU; Winner Ditmar Awards, Best Novel 2009 AU; Short-listed Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel 2008 AU
A & U Children
Paperback - B format
15 - 18
Young adult fiction