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Falcon in the Glass

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A boy risks his life to save some very special children in this fantasy adventure rife with and#8220;moments of real beauty and mysteryand#8221; (andlt;I andgt;Kirkus Reviewsandlt;/Iandgt;), set amidst the rich backdrop of Renaissance Venice.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In Renaissance Venice, the secrets of glassblowing are guarded jealously. Renzo, a twelve-year-old laborer in a glassworks, has just a few months to prepare for a test of his abilities, and no one to teach him. If he passes, he will qualify as a skilled glassblower. If he fails, he will be expelled from the glassworks. Becoming a glassblower is his murdered fatherand#8217;s dying wish for him, and the means of supporting his mother and sister. But Renzo desperately needs another pair of hands to help him turn the glass as he practices at night.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;One night he is disturbed by a birdand#8212;a small falconand#8212;that belongs to a girl hiding in the glassworks. Soon Renzo learns about her and others like herand#8212;the bird people, who can communicate with birds and are condemned as witches. He tries to get her to help him, but discovers that she comes with baggage: ten hungry bird-kenning children who desperately need his aid. Caught between devotion to his family and his art and protecting a group of outcast children, Renzo struggles for a solution that will keep everyone safe in this atmospheric adventure.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Susan Fletcherandlt;/Bandgt; is the acclaimed author of the Dragon Chronicles, composed of andlt;iandgt;Dragon's Milkandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Flight of the Dragon Kynandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Sign of the Doveandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;i andgt;Ancient, Strange, and Lovely andlt;/iandgt;as well as the award-winning andlt;iandgt;Alphabet of Dreamsandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Shadow Spinnerandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Walk Across the Seaandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;i andgt;Falcon in the Glassandlt;/iandgt;. Ms. Fletcher lives in Wilsonville, Oregon. Visit her at SusanFletcher.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781442429918
Author:
Fletcher, Susan
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Subject:
Animals - Birds
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Birds
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Edition Description:
Reprint
Publication Date:
20140731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cvr--sfx: foil
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
209.55 x 139.7 mm
Age Level:
from 10 up to 14

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