A Snake Falls to Earth by Little Badger, Darcie

A Snake Falls to Earth

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Newbery Honor Winner
National Indie Bestseller
National Book Award Longlist
Minneapolis Star Tribune Best of the Year
Publishers Weekly Best of the Year
Kirkus Best the Year
Apple Best of the Year
Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best
New York Public Library's Best of the Year
Autostraddle's Best Queer Books of the Year

"A spellbinding tale."--Texas Monthly


"Undeniably charming."--Tor.com

? "Evokes the timeless feeling of listening to traditional oral storytelling."--Kirkus (starred)

? "Fun, imaginative, and deeply immersive, this story will be long in the minds of readers."--Publishers Weekly (starred)

? "Magical, stunning, and wholly original."--Booklist (starred)

"A highly descriptive story which absorbs the audience into its world, readers will become invested in reading until the very end."--School Library Connection

A Snake Falls to Earth is a breathtaking work of Indigenous futurism. Darcie Little Badger draws on traditional Lipan Apache storytelling structure to weave another unforgettable tale of monsters, magic, and family. It is not to be missed.

Nina is a Lipan girl in our world. She's always felt there was something more out there. She still believes in the old stories.

Oli is a cottonmouth kid, from the land of spirits and monsters. Like all cottonmouths, he's been cast from home. He's found a new one on the banks of the bottomless lake.

Nina and Oli have no idea the other exists. But a catastrophic event on Earth, and a strange sickness that befalls Oli's best friend, will drive their worlds together in ways they haven't been in centuries.

And there are some who will kill to keep them apart.

Author: Darcie Little Badger
Publisher: Levine Querido
Published: 11/23/2021
Pages: 352
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.56lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.80w x 1.30d
ISBN: 9781646140923
Audience: Young Adult

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.3
Point Value: 14
Interest Level: Middle Grade Plus
Quiz #/Name: 517770 / Snake Falls to Earth

Award: National Book Awards - Nominee
Award: Newbery Medal - Honor Book

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2021
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 09/01/2021
Publishers Weekly 08/23/2021
Booklist 10/15/2021 pg. 52
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2021 pg. 106
School Library Journal 11/01/2021 pg. 76

About the Author
Darcie Little Badger is a Lipan Apache writer with a PhD in oceanography. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, Elatsoe, was featured in TIME as one of the best 100 fantasy books of all time. Elatsoe also won the Locus award for Best First Novel and is a Nebula, Ignyte, and Lodestar finalist. Her second fantasy novel, A Snake Falls to Earth, received the Newbery Honor, is an LA Times Book Prize Finalist, and is on the National Book Awards longlist. Darcie is married to a veterinarian named Taran.

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