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...?iNightbird 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
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"Jenna LamiaÕs performance conveys the mystery and beauty in this tale about a girl who must balance her family secret with trying to discover the monster that lives in her small town. LamiaÕs portrayal of Twig is spot-on, with high tones that capture the 12-year-oldÕs curiosity and a softened voice and deliberate pacing that convey her ability to temper her open-mindedness with logic. Other characters are also effectively represented as LamiaÕs stirring range of voices highlights their personalities and relationships with one anotherÑespecially the heartfelt bonds between Twig, her brother, and her mother. LamiaÕs narration brings out the haunting qualities of the story without becoming frightening, making this a suitable and engaging listening experience for older children. M.F. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"
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