Fall 2018

The Flight of Swans

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Based on the Brothers Grimm's fairy tale Six Swans, The Flight of Swans follows Ryn's journey to save her family and their kingdom.

Princess Andaryn's six older brothers have always been her protectors--until her father takes a new Queen, a frightening, mysterious woman who enchants the men in the royal family. When Ryn's attempt to break the enchantment fails, she makes a bargain: the Queen will spare her brothers' lives if Ryn remains silent for six years.

Ryn thinks she freed her brothers, but she never thought the Queen would turn her brothers into swans. And she never thought she'd have to undo the Queen's spell alone, without speaking.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
On pre-order until 10/01/2018 $18.99 $14.24
On pre-order until 10/01/2018 $38.65 $28.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 3
BISACS JUV013070, JUV037000, JUV012040
Genre Fiction
Copyright 2018
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books
Language English
Number of Pages 448
Publication Date 2018-10-01
ISBN 9781512440270, 9781512498516
Title Format Trade Hardcover, Multi-user ebook
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.25
Lexile 680
Guided Reading Level W
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Reviewed, and Starred Reviews


Kirkus Reviews

“[F]illed with magic, romance, and peril. . . . An imaginative retelling with an unforgettable heroine.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews

Christina Farley

“McGuire’s spellbinding writing will embark you on a grand adventure.”—Christina Farley, author of the Gilded series and The Princess and the Page

Jane Yolen

“McGuire has the right balance of heroics, poetics, and pratfalls. . . . Brava performance!”—Jane Yolen

Author: Sarah McGuire

Sarah McGuire is a nomadic math teacher who sailed around the world aboard a floating college campus. She writes fairy tale retellings and still hopes that one day she'll open a wardrobe and stumble into another world. Coffee and chocolate are her rocket fuel. She wishes Florida had mountains, but she lives there anyway with her husband (who wrote this bio in less than three minutes!) and their family.