Nightbooks

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Author(s): J.A. White
Original Publish Date: Jul 24, 2018
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.30 hours)
Product Number: Z100131182
Released: Jul 24, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062841988
Narrator/s: Kirby Heyborne
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Description

A boy is imprisoned by a witch and must tell her a new scary story each night to stay alive. This thrilling contemporary fantasy from J. A. White, the acclaimed author of the Thickety series, brings to life the magic and craft of storytelling. AlexA??s original hair-raising tales are the only thing keeping the witch Natacha happy, but soon heA??ll run out of pages to read from and be trapped forever. HeA??s loved scary stories his whole life, and he knows most donA??t have a happily ever after. Now that Alex is trapped in a true terrifying tale, heA??s desperate for a different endingA??and a way out of this twisted place. This modern spin on the Scheherazade story is perfect for fans of Coraline and A Tale Dark and Grimm. With interwoven tips on writing with suspense, adding in plot twists, hooks, interior logic, and dealing with writerA??s block, this is the ideal book for budding writers and all readers of delightfully just-dark-enough tales. * Summer 2018 Kids' Indie Next List * YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Nomination * 2019-2020 Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award * 2020 Rhode Island Children's Book Award Nominee * Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year 2019 (9-12) * 2020-2021 Missouri Association of School Librarians Truman Readers Award Preliminary Nominee * Texas Bluebonnet Award List 2020-2021 *

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CD
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Author(s): J.A. White
Narrator(s): Kirby Heyborne
Product Number DD37914
Released: Jul 24, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538551424
eBook
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Author(s): J.A. White
Product Number EB00714477
Released: Jul 24, 2018
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062560100

Professional reviews

"Narrator Kirby Heyborne brings a modern fairy tale filled with dark magic to life with a fantastic performance. With wary tones, Heyborne introduces Alex, a shy kid with a love of creepy things. When shrill-voiced Natacha lures Alex into her spell-ridden apartment, he is forced to write and deliver a scary story each night to appease the witch. While captive, Alex meets Yasmin, another prisoner, whose tenacity and confidence are evident in her voice. As the two begin plotting their escape from Natacha, they realize it will take a truly terrifying act to attain their freedom. This bewitching audiobook is reminiscent of "Hansel and Gretel" and THE ARABIAN NIGHTS. V.T. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"