Roderick Townley's first book about Sylvie,The Great Good Thing, was a Top-Ten Book Sense Pick, praised byKirkus Reviewsas "utterly winning...a book beloved from the first page." Its sequel,Into the Labyrinth, was hailed by theNew York Timesas "a hopping fine read." The present volume completes the Sylvie cycle. Mr. Townley has also published the novelSky, described by VOYA as "one hell of a book," as well as volumes of poetry, nonfiction, and literary criticism. He has two children, Jesse and Grace, and is married to author Wyatt Townley.Townley, Roderick is the author of 'Into the Labyrinth ', published 2006 under ISBN 9781416913924 and ISBN 1416913920.