Laurel Snyder

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Laurel Snyder is a poet, essayist, and author of picture books and novels for children, including The Longest NightBigger than a Bread Box, and Seven Stories Up. She is also the editor of the nonfiction anthology Half/Life: Jew-ish Tales from Interfaith Homes, a graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, and a commentator for NPR’s All Things Considered.
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Orphan Island

Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder book cover
ISBN 9780062443410 Walden Pond Press / HarperCollinsPublishers

On the island, everything is perfect. And only one thing ever changes: on that day, each year, when a boat appears from the mist upon the ocean carrying one young child to join them—and taking the eldest one away, never to be seen again. More about this book >

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Laurel Snyder

Laurel Snyder is a poet, essayist, and author of picture books and novels for children, including The Longest NightBigger than a Bread Box, and Seven Stories Up. She is also the editor of the nonfiction anthology Half/Life: Jew-ish Tales from Interfaith Homes, a graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, and a commentator for NPR’s All Things Considered. She lives in Atlanta with her family.

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