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Cloud cuckoo land : a novel  Cover Image Large Print Material Large Print Material

Cloud cuckoo land : a novel / Anthony Doerr.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982189679
  • ISBN: 1982189673
  • ISBN: 9781982189679 : HRD
  • ISBN: 1982189673 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9781982189679
  • ISBN: 1982189673
  • Physical Description: 1136 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2021.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"The heroes of Cloud Cuckoo Land are children trying to figure out the world around them, and to survive. In the besieged city of Constantinople in 1453, in a public library in Lakeport, Idaho, today, and on a spaceship bound for a distant exoplanet decades from now, an ancient text provides solace and the most profound human connection to characters in peril. They all learn the story of Aethon, who longs to be turned into a bird so that he can fly to the paradise of Cloud Cuckoo Land, a better world. Twelve-year-old Anna lives in a convent where women toil all day embroidering the robes of priests. She learns to read from an old Greek tutor she encounters on her errands in the city. In an abandoned priory, she finds a stash of old books. One is Aethon's story, which she reads to her sister as the walls of Constantinople are bombarded by armies of Saracens. Anna escapes, carrying only a small sack with bread, salt fish-and the book. Outside the city walls, Anna meets Omeir, a village boy who was conscripted, along with his beloved pair of oxen, to fight in the Sultan's conquest. His oxen have died; he has deserted. In Lakeport, Idaho, in 2020, Seymour, a young activist bent on saving the earth, sits in the public library with two homemade bombs in pressure cookers--another siege. Upstairs, eighty-five-year old Zeno, a former prisoner-of-war, and an amateur translator, rehearses five children in a play adaptation of Aethon's adventures. On an interstellar ark called The Argos, Konstance is alone in a vault with sacks of Nourish powder and access to all the information in the world--or so she is told. She knows Aethon's story through her father, who has sequestered her to protect her. Konstance, encased on a spaceship decades from now, has never lived on our beloved Earth. Alone in a vault with sacks of Nourish powder and access to "all the information in the world," she knows Aethon's story through her father"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Children > Fiction.
Books and reading > Fiction.
Space and time > Fiction.
Istanbul (Turkey) > History > Siege, 1453 > Fiction.
Idaho > Fiction.
Large type books.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Science fiction.

Available copies

  • 8 of 15 copies available at Bibliomation.


  • 5 current holds with 15 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethel Public Library LT DOERR (Text) 34030148195149 Adult Large Type Available -
Booth & Dimock Library - Coventry ALP DOE (Text) 33260000557141 Adult Large Type In transit -
Brookfield Library F/DOERR LARGE PRINT (Text) 34029150574662 Adult Fiction Large Type Checked out 06/09/2022
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown LP FIC DOE (Text) 34014149492812 Adult New Large Type Checked out 05/23/2022
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown LP FIC DOE (Text) 34014149492820 Adult New Large Type Available -
David M. Hunt Library - Falls Village F Doe Large Print (Text) 33180148084719 Adult Large Type Available -
Edith Wheeler Memorial Library - Monroe NEW LP FIC DOERR,A (Text) 34026150707698 Adult New Fiction Available -
Kent Memorial Library - Suffield NEW LARGE PRINT DOERR (Text) 32518149161807 Adult Large Type Available -
Killingworth Library Association LP FIC DOE (Text) 33420149187990 Adult Large Type Checked out 06/08/2022
Milford Public Library DOERR Anthony (Text) 34013152389246 Adult Fiction Large Type In transit -
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