Tuesday, March 10, 2015

“I love the way Alice Hoffman creates the most ordinary people and then turns their lives magical. She does it here once again, in Nightbird. The book is like re-entering in a wonderful dream that you vaguely remember.” ~Lois Lowry, author of "The Giver"

In her first novel for middle-grade readers , bestselling author Alice Hoffman tells a bewitching story of love and friendship that is truly magical.

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.

Read an excerpt HERE.

The recipe for Pink Apple Pie HERE.

A note from the author:

"I'm writing Nightbird for kids and people who used to be kids! This may be the most fun I've had in years. Now I have to perfect my apple pies.

Nightbird is a work of modern folklore set in the Berkshires, where rumors of a winged beast draw in as much tourism as the town’s famed apple orchards. Twig lives in a remote area of town with her mysterious brother and her mother, baker of irresistible apple pies. A new girl in town might just be Twig’s first true friend, and ally in vanquishing an ancient family curse."

1 comment:

AC Repair Richardson said...

The story includes mild witchcraft and curses, but nothing on the level of that seen in the movie Practical Magic. I would recommend it to any 8-11 year old reader.