The Court of the Stone Children
Winner of the National Book Award
Someone draws Nina to the ancient courtyard. Someone from another time . . .
Who is Dominique? When Nina first sees her in the French Museum, she senses that there is something unreal about the strange, beautiful girl. In fact, Domi is from Napoleon's time, and she has come to get Nina's help. For Domi's father was executed as a traitor during the French Revolution, and Domi is convinced that Nina can prove his innocence. But to save Domi's father, Nina will have to solve a mystery that has lasted two centuries. And she will have to travel back through time, back to France and the court of the stone children. . . .
"An expert gothic tale. . . . Not just a fine book but a brilliant one."--The New York Times
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bostonian71 - LibraryThing
Took me a little while to get into because of my annoyance with the main character's parents, but was quickly absorbed by the story. I found most of the characters likable and lively, particularly ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - maureene87 - LibraryThing
I never quite connected to the characters on this one. Somehow the children didn’t seem very much like children, or at least their dialogue didn’t. In Odile’s case this makes perfect sense, but for Nina it’s a bit more problematic. [Oct. 2010] Read full review