by Alice Hoffman | Children's Books | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0385389604 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingyorkshire-lasswing of Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on 10/22/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by wingyorkshire-lasswing from Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Thursday, October 22, 2020
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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.

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

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Journal Entry 2 by wingyorkshire-lasswing at Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Thursday, October 29, 2020

Released 2 yrs ago (10/30/2020 UTC) at Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom


Going to a good BC friend as a birthday gift, hope you enjoy this book from your wishlist plus the other goodies I'm sending :-)

Happy Birthday!!!!!

Journal Entry 3 by wingPlum-crazywing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Thank you so much for for this wishlist book, it looks a beautiful edition. Thank you too for all the other goodies - the choccy bics are divine!

Journal Entry 4 by wingPlum-crazywing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, February 18, 2023
Another beautifully written...& presented...fable-like tale of magic, mystery & friendship from Hoffmann, however this one is actually aimed at much younger audience than myself. No matter, it's still a highly enjoyable read featuring all the aspects that Hoffmann includes in her novels for older readers.

Some of the characters felt vaguely familiar, as did the setting, reminding me of some of the stories in "The Red Garden" - although maybe it was just because once again apples featured!

Overall, it's a tale that had me entranced, however I did feel the ending wasn't...mmmm..."quite right" is the best I can describe it. I would have liked a conclusion that was a bit darker & less cosy. However, to be fair it's target market is nearly 50 years my junior....

Journal Entry 5 by wingPlum-crazywing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 8, 2023
To be passed onto another member of the Elland Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society next time I can get to a meet up.

Journal Entry 6 by wingPlum-crazywing at Craft & Tap in Elland, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, April 20, 2023

Released 1 mo ago (4/20/2023 UTC) at Craft & Tap in Elland, West Yorkshire United Kingdom


Given to another member of The Elland Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society.

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