The Anatomy of Curiosity

  • Interest Level: Grade 8 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 7

The follow-up to the acclaimed title The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories by Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff.

In an unassuming corner of Brooklyn, a young woman learns to be ladylike, to love context, and to speak her mind from a very curious sort of tutor.

In a faraway land convulsed by war, a young soldier hears the desert’s curious hum as he disarms bombs with the person he doesn’t know how to love.

In a place so shriveled by drought that any drowning is a curiosity, a young writer tries again and again to tread water beneath the surface of a vast and unusual sea.

Three new stories—complete with commentary on the creative process—from three acclaimed young adult authors working at the height of their powers.


Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Grade 8 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
Genre Young Adult
Copyright 2015
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Lab ®
Language English
Number of Pages 296
Publication Date 2018-03-01
Text Type Fiction—Paranormal
BISACS YAF045000, YAF019000, YAF030000
Dewey 808.3
Dimensions 5.875 x 9
Lexile 890
ATOS Reading Level 6.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 178202
Accelerated Reader® Points 11.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Author/Illustrator note, Reviewed, and Starred Reviews


The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“The Merry Sisters of Fate . . . return with another book of instruction and support for aspiring authors . . . [which] has broad applicability for realists and fantasists alike.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books


“[A] prime example of good storytelling for aspiring writers . . . a kind of introductory writing workshop. . . . This may have the strongest audience with those looking to learn the craft of fantastic fiction.”—starred, VOYA

School Library Journal

“Purchase for aspiring authors seeking advice.”—School Library Journal


“For these authors’ many fans, the true-to-form stories will deliver and delight. For budding writers, the insight into the creation and editing processes is even more valuable. . . . Each of these authors draws a crowd on her own; together they are unstoppable.”—Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“This is an accessible guidebook for creating fiction that illustrates the complexity of the process while offering practical tips for managing it.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater is the New York Times bestselling author of more than ten books for young readers. She lives in Virginia with her husband and their two children.

Author: Tessa Gratton

Tessa Gratton is the acclaimed author of six young adult novels. She currently lives in Kansas with her partner, two cats, and her mutant mutt named Grendel.

Author: Brenna Yovanoff

Brenna Yovanoff is the New York Times bestselling author of five young adult novels. She holds an MFA in Fiction from Colorado State University. She currently lives in Denver with her husband.