Nightbird

Nightbird

3.84 (5,922 ratings by Goodreads)
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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.
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
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 132 x 194 x 14mm | 147g
  • Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0385389612
  • 9780385389617
  • 949,637

Review quote

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
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About Alice Hoffman

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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Rating details

5,922 ratings
3.84 out of 5 stars
5 26% (1,514)
4 40% (2,394)
3 27% (1,624)
2 6% (329)
1 1% (61)
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