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Nightbird - by Alice Hoffman (Paperback)

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Specifications

Number of Pages: 208

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Fantasy & Magic

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Yearling Books

Age Range: 9-12 Years

Author: Alice Hoffman

Language: English

Street Date: March 8, 2016
TCIN: 50460482
UPC: 9780385389617
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-9089
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

Description



About the Book



Twig, aged twelve, is practically ignored by classmates and other residents of Sidwell, Massachusetts, but gets along fine with just her mother and brother, whose presence must be kept secret, until descendants of the witch who cursed her family move in next door and want to be her friends.



Book Synopsis



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



Review Quotes




Praise for Nightbird

"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



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.
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