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The Aviary


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ISBN13: 9780375852268
ISBN10: 0375852263
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Twelve-year-old Clara Dooley has spent her whole life in the Glendoveer mansion, where her mother is a servant to the kind and elderly matron of the house. Clara has never known another home. In fact, she's confined to the grand estate due to a mysterious heart condition. But it's a comfortable life, and if it weren't for the creepy squawking birds in the aviary out back, a completely peaceful one too.

But once old Mrs. Glendoveer passes away, Clara comes to learn many dark secrets about the family. The Glendoveers suffered a horrific tragedy: their children were kidnapped, then drowned. And their father George Glendoveer, a famous magician and illusionist, stood accused until his death. As Clara digs deeper and deeper into the terrifying events, the five birds in the aviary seem to be trying to tell her something. And Clara comes to wonder: what is their true identity? Clara sets out to solve a decades-old murder mystery—and in doing so, unlocks a secret in her own life, too. Kathleen O'Dell deftly weaves magic, secret identities, evil villians, unlikely heroes, and the wonder of friendship into a mystery adventure with all the charm of an old fashioned classic.

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About the Author

KATHLEEN O'DELL was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start Author for her much-praised debut novel, Agnes Parker . . . Girl in Progress. She's also the author of YA novel Bad Tickets on the Knopf list. She lives with her husband and sons in Glendale, California.

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dolly.mare63, January 24, 2013 (view all comments by dolly.mare63)
A charming historical mystery with a magical twist, destined to be a children's classic.
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O'dell, Kathleen
Yearling Books
O'Dell, Kathleen
Movie or Television Tie-In
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. General
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Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
7.71 x 5.16 x 0.84 in 0.53 lb
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

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