Nightbird (Hardcover)

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Much like the main character, Twig, this magical realism story is sweet and short. Twig has a big secret, and it's not just the secret ingredient in her mom's Pink Apple pie. The town of Sidwell is also plagued by a mysterious monster. A great middle grade, summer read!

Heather

— From NIGHT BIRD

Description


Bestselling author Alice Hoffman's bewitching Nightbird is perfect for ages 10-13: love and friendship empower a lonely girl to embrace her uniqueness and discover her strengths.
Twig lives in Sidwell, where people whisper that fairy tales are real. After all, her town is rumored to hide a monster. And two hundred years ago, a witch placed a curse on Twig's family that was meant to last forever. But this summer, everything will change when the red moon rises. It's time to break the spell.

Praise
Nominated for:
The Great Stone Face Award (NH)
Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award (Illinois)
The Black-Eyed Susan Book Award (Maryland)
-Hoffman reminds us that there are secrets everywhere . . . Nightbird soars.-
--The New York Times

-Alice Hoffman has a gift for melding magic and realism in a way that makes nearly anything seem possible.-
--Shelf Awareness, Starred
-The mix of romance and magic is irresistible.-
--Kirkus Reviews

What Other Authors Are Saying
-I love the way Alice Hoffman creates the most ordinary people and then turns their lives magical. . . . Nightbird] is like reentering a wonderful dream that you vaguely remember.- --Lois Lowry, two-time Newbery Medal-winning author of The Giver

About the Author


Alice Hoffman is the author of more than thirty bestselling works of fiction, including Practical Magic, a major motion picture; Here on Earth, an Oprah Book Club selection; the highly praised historical novel The Dovekeepers; and, most recently, The Museum of Extraordinary Things. Her books for teens include Green Angel, Green Witch, Incantation, The Fortelling, and Aquamarine, also a major motion picture, starring Emma Roberts. Visit her online at alicehoffman.com.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780385389587
ISBN-10: 0385389582
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
Publication Date: March 10th, 2015
Pages: 208
Language: English