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The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy

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Publisher Comments:

A powerful novel about friendship and family that calls to mind Bridge to Terabithia

Twelve-year-old John Fischer Jr., or “Little John” as hes always been known, is spending his summer helping his father with his tree removal business, clearing brush for Mr. King, the wealthy owner of a chain of Texas dollar stores, when he hears a beautiful song that transfixes him. He follows the melody and finds, not a bird, but a young girl sitting in the branches of a tall sycamore tree.

Theres something magical about this girl, Gayle, especially her soaring singing voice, and Little Johns friendship with Gayle quickly becomes the one bright spot in his life, for his home is dominated by sorrow over his sisters death and his parents ever-tightening financial difficulties.

But then Mr. King draws Little John into an impossible choice—forced to choose between his familys survival and a betrayal of Gayle that puts her future in jeopardy.

Inspired by a Hans Christian Andersen story, Nightingale's Nest is an unforgettable novel about a boy with the weight of the world on his shoulders and a girl with the gift of healing in her voice.

Synopsis:

Spooky twists and soaring prose make this foodie update on Hansel and Gretel an unforgettable must-read

Lorelei is bowled over by Splendid Academy--Principal Trapp encourages the students to run in the hallways, the classrooms are stocked with candy dishes, and the cafeteria serves lavish meals featuring all Lorelei's favorite foods. But the more time she spends at school, the more suspicious she becomes. Why are her classmates growing so chubby? And why do the teachers seem so sinister?

It's up to Lorelei and her new friend Andrew to figure out what secret this supposedly splendid school is hiding. What they discover chills their bones--and might even pick them clean!

Mix one part magic, one part mystery, and just a dash of Grimm, and you've got the recipe for a cozy-creepy read that kids will gobble up like candy.

Synopsis:

Matilda is a sweet five-year-old with extraordinary mental powers—powers she uses to teach her schools evil head mistress a lesson shell never forget!

About the Author

Nikki Loftin is a writer and native Texan who lives just outside Austin, Texas, with her two boys, two dogs, nine chickens, and one very patient husband. The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy is her first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781595146281
Author:
Loftin, Nikki
Publisher:
Razorbill
Author:
Blake, Quentin
Author:
Dahl, Roald
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Family - Parents
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Puffin Modern Classics
Publication Date:
20140131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
B/W interior drawings
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

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Product details 304 pages Razorbill - English 9781595146281 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Spooky twists and soaring prose make this foodie update on Hansel and Gretel an unforgettable must-read

Lorelei is bowled over by Splendid Academy--Principal Trapp encourages the students to run in the hallways, the classrooms are stocked with candy dishes, and the cafeteria serves lavish meals featuring all Lorelei's favorite foods. But the more time she spends at school, the more suspicious she becomes. Why are her classmates growing so chubby? And why do the teachers seem so sinister?

It's up to Lorelei and her new friend Andrew to figure out what secret this supposedly splendid school is hiding. What they discover chills their bones--and might even pick them clean!

Mix one part magic, one part mystery, and just a dash of Grimm, and you've got the recipe for a cozy-creepy read that kids will gobble up like candy.

"Synopsis" by ,
Matilda is a sweet five-year-old with extraordinary mental powers—powers she uses to teach her schools evil head mistress a lesson shell never forget!
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