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ISBN13: 9780547792637
ISBN10: 0547792638
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A little girl who can only sleep during the day grows from something of an isolated town oddity to the heiress of an ancient legacy of magic and music.

Exquisitely illustrated, this gentle, satisfying young fantasy is filled with unforgettable, quirky characters  and imagery. A perfect read-aloud, it shows how one can find friends in the unlikeliest of places — windowsills, rabbit burrows, the library.

Debut author Christopher Pennell casts a spell with his irresistible adventure while illustrator Rebecca Bond's pen-and-ink drawings perfectly capture this atmospheric world and contribute to the feel of a timeless classic. Step into the mysterious woods of Whistle Root and feel the magic.

Review:

"An enchanting, fast-paced fantasy in the vein of E. B. White." Booklist

Synopsis:

A book much like the mysterious, inviting woods it describes. Step in to find friendship, magic, and surprises.

About the Author

Christopher Pennell studied briefly at Yale but graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with degrees in German and Psychology.

Rebecca Bond grew up in the tiny village of Peacham in northeastern Vermont. When she is not having fun painting and writing, Rebecca is busy fixing up her new (to her) old house in a neighborhood in Jamaica Plain, Boston.

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Susi, March 2, 2014 (view all comments by Susi)
The most enchanting read-aloud I've come across for a long time. In this quirky and imaginative tale, Carly, a girl who can only sleep during the day (making school rather hard to manage), stays up nights and so becomes friends with Lewis, a rat who appears on her roof to play music under the moon. Through Lewis, she learns about a world quite outside the mundane--a world in which rats play music, owls have changed their behaviors, and there are mysteries to be solved. As the story develops, she forms new relationships, shows herself to be a fierce and loyal friend, and discovers within herself courage and intelligence, magic and music. Think Charlotte's Web, The Dreamstealer, The WInd in the WIllows--like those, this is a book that makes its own magic. Rebecca Bond's drawings are an exquisite companion to the text.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780547792637
Author:
Pennell, Christopher
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
Bond, Rebecca
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20130910
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.63 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 9 up to 12

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Product details 224 pages HMH Books for Young Readers - English 9780547792637 Reviews:
"Review" by , "An enchanting, fast-paced fantasy in the vein of E. B. White."
"Synopsis" by , A book much like the mysterious, inviting woods it describes. Step in to find friendship, magic, and surprises.
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