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The Wall and the Wingby Laura Ruby
Synopses & Reviews
A few, nicknamed leadfeet, are forced to forever spend their lives closer to the ground. But one night, a girl named Gurl — a leadfoot, an orphan, a nobody — discovers that she can do something much better than fly.
She can become invisible.
Along with a new friend, a boy named Bug, Gurl begins a quest that takes her on a wild ride through the magical city, all the way to the handsome but lethal Sweetcheeks Grabowski — the gangster who holds the key to Gurl's past...and the world's future.
"Witty and ironic, Ruby's sharp writing propels the story to an exhilarating climax." VOYA
"A surprising romp through the freakish, urban landscape, this fast-paced story will appeal to listeners who yearn for independence and happy endings." School Library Journal
"Inimitably imaginative, original, funny and exciting, this story plays its tune upon the deepest wishes of children. No need to compare with Harry Potter or The Thief Lord; with The Wall and the Wing, American fantasy takes full flight." Esme Raji Codell, author of Sahara Special and Diary of a Fairy Godmother
About the Author
Laura Ruby is a Chicago-based writer who is also the author of Lily's Ghosts, The Wall and the Wing, and Good Girls, as well as short fiction for adults.
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