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Cecil Castellucci

Cecil Castellucci

Cecil Castellucci's books include Boy Proof (Candlewick, 2005), The Plain Janes (Minx/DC Comics, 2007), The Year of the Beasts (Roaring Brook, 2012), and Tin Star (a 2015 Sunburst Award Winner). She collaborated with artist Sara Varon on Odd Duck, a graphic novel for young readers. She is the YA editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books and a two-time Macdowell Fellow. She lives in Los Angeles.

Stone in the Sky

Tin Star

Cecil Castellucci
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

Brother Blue.
His name, even the color, filled me with a furious fire of pure hatred.

Years ago, Tula Bane was beaten and left for dead on a remote space station far from...

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Tin Star

Tin Star

Cecil Castellucci
Square Fish
Square Fish

On their way to start a new life, Tula and her family travel on the Prairie Rose, a colony ship headed to a planet in the outer reaches of the galaxy. All is going well until the ship makes...

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The Sound of Useless Wings

Tin Star

Cecil Castellucci
Tor/Forge
Tor Books

In this prequel to Tin Star, we meet Heckleck, the Hort alien who befriends Tula Bane on the space station Yertina Feray in her fight for survival. In his modest beginnings, Heckleck is raised...

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The Year of the Beasts

Cecil Castellucci, illustrated by Nate Powell
Square Fish
Square Fish

Alternating chapters of prose and comics are interwoven in this extraordinary YA novel about grief and how it cuts us off from the ones we love.

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Tin Star, Chapters 1-5

Tin Star

Cecil Castellucci
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

Download the first five chapters of TIN STAR by Cecil Castellucci.

On their way to start a new life, Tula and her family travel on the Prairie Rose, a colony ship headed to a planet in the...

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Odd Duck

Odd Duck

written by Cecil Castellucci, illustrated by Sara Varon
First Second
First Second

Theodora is a perfectly normal duck. She may swim with a teacup balanced on her head and stay north when the rest of the ducks fly south for the winter, but there's nothing so odd about that.

Chad,...

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We Have Always Lived on Mars

A Tor.Com Original

Cecil Castellucci
Tor/Forge
Tor Books

Nina, one of the few descendants of human colony on Mars that was abandoned by Earth, is surprised to discover that she can breathe the toxic atmosphere of the Martian surface. The crew, thinking...

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Brother. Prince. Snake.

A Tor.Com Original

Cecil Castellucci
Tor/Forge
Tor Books

A retelling of the Prince Lindwurm fairy tale, Brother Prince Snake is a story of love, sibling rivalry, and how a monster became King.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold...

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