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Timothée de Fombelle

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Timothée de Fombelle

Timothée de Fombelle is a Paris-based playwright, and author of award-winning fiction. His first series, Toby Alone and Toby Alone and the Secrets of the Tree has been published in twenty-seven languages and won numerous awards, including France’s prestigious Prix Sorcières and the Marsh Award.

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  • “De Fombelle recognizes many of these agonies, and his succinct and devastating explanations of the customs of the slave trade powerfully animate the facts.”
    — New York Times Book Review, Sep 23 2022
  • ★ “Art and text conspire to create a brilliantly formed and unforgettable world of action, adventure, and, in its gritty depiction of the treatment of the soon-to-be enslaved, heartbreaking realism.”
    — Booklist (Starred Review), Sep 1 2022
  • “This expertly plotted, thrilling adventure offers many surprising twists and leaves the reader eagerly awaiting the next installment.”
    — Buffalo News, Aug 28 2022
  • ★ “De Fombelle uses richly detailed, consistently engaging prose, suspenseful atmosphere, and a complex cast to deliver an action-packed tale about heartbreak and resilience.”
    — Publishers Weekly (Starred Review), Aug 11 2022
  • “An intimate look at the consequences of slavery on a personal level brings the painful episode directly to the reader and demands engagement. A good tale with a real moral.”
    — Reading the West, Jul 6 2022


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