It takes place in a summer when everything changes, when the moon is red, when friendships are forged, and when love can be found at your own front door. I was rewarded by a lovely magical read! (Pie with vitamins.) Great story that's fun, magical and mysterious! Just imagine the Disney version of Harry Potter and Maximum Ride! I was deeply disappointed over that.
But there were moments where I considered not finishing. An accomplished mimic with a broad repertoire, the northern mockingbird is one of the most familiar night-singing birds. I really enjoyed this book. I bought it knowing that, both to enjoy a Hoffman book that was a little lighter than some of her recent adult books, and to vet it as a book my 11-year-old granddaughter might like. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
The Decepticons stole Nightbird, and Bombshell implanted her with an enhanced brain chip which turned the drone-like Nightbird into a true butt kicking machine. ", It only took 5 months to read, lol! A quick and unexpectedly lovely book that i definetely recommend to anyone who loves a simple, magical tale about friendship and a little mystery ☆.
It is clever, easy to read, and intelligent. Start by marking “Nightbird” as Want to Read: Error rating book. In it, magic can be found in unexpected places, right next door or scrawled on a piece of paper hidden in an old desk. Refresh and try again. It's always dangerous to be different, to appear as a monster in most people's eyes, even from a distance.”, Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award Nominee (2017). BUT there wasn't any suspense at all despite of a curse AND a monster !? It is well written and I absolutely adore the characters in the story.
The characters were all likable and while the rules the mother had in place were stifling, it was to protect her family. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
When I winced at how pat the ending was, I had to remind myself of its target audience.
It had very strong themes of friendship and familial love. This is a pleasant enough fable, but ultimately a rather slight one.
It wasn't because it was uninteresting but rather it takes a lot to coordinate a family reading with our busy schedules. She says it was always keeping her interested and wanting to know what happens next. Sometimes you just need a feel good book. This one felt formulaic. It tells such a lovely tale of love, friendship and trust. Recommended for those who love magic, mystery, curious children and flying humans. It's a great family read. It’s time to break the spell. And this is one of those books. To create our... Twig lives in Sidwell, where people whisper that fairy tales are real. Alice Hoffman wrote one of my favorite stories. This is a lovely book and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Nightbird is like the less scary version of Neil Gaiman's Coraline. Peek at Night Birds While Hearing Their Nocturnal Calls We’re used to hearing birds singing during the day, but we may be less likely to pay attention to those that call out in the night.
I didn't know what to expect from this book as I'd read some variable and negative reviews. While I liked the premise of the story (somewhat similar to another MG I read recently), I wonder if the author, who is a well-respected writer of adult fiction trying her hand at children's for the first time, underestimates her audience a bit. This is a slim novel aimed at younger readers (my estimate is that it suits readers around ages 8-14). It wasn't because it was uninteresting but rather it takes a lot to coordinate a family reading with our busy schedules.
The target will remember who they are, but the addiction will render the rest of their memories incomprehensible.
It scored well on both counts. There are few surprises here, whether in plot or characterization or emotion--and if a book doesn't thrill you or inspire you or move you, that's a rather sad state of affairs. She was never bored.
I'm always open minded though and never judge a book by its cover or reviews.
I wish I had a copy of the authors book The Red Garden because there were some similarities between that story collection and this one.
Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published In addition, the degree of the effect is inversely proportional to the distance between the main body and the Stand. That was meant to be a period not a question mark. (One of these days I really will read more of her.).
The story is interesting and keeps you hooked, and the only fault I found was that there is one part at the end which is just a little too convenient. This is a review of the audio book version, listened to on Chirp.com. I loved the writing, it has the same vibe as Practical Magic with the lush descriptions, I especially adored the ones about the pies and other sweets even though it had me drooling. Whomever it tracks will gain the symptoms of a fatal drug addiction. Need another excuse to treat yourself to a new book this week? Nightbird Flying has the appearance of a small bird, and consequently doesn't fight directly. The Transformers cartoon Nightbird was a robotic ninja warrior created by the "famous scientist" Doctor Fujiyama, ostensibly to show how advanced Human technology had become. Nightbird Flying (ナイトバード・フライング, Naitobādo Furaingu) is the Stand of Angelica Attanasio, featured in Purple Haze Feedback. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I listened to the audible version with my children on a road trip, and given it’s target audience, the plot is somewhat simplistic, so I look forward to reading some of her more acclaimed adult novels. However, my memory. But this summer, everything will change when the red moon rises.
Approximately 20 cm (7.9 in) in length, the Stand is indistinguishable from a real bird from afar. However it is fast enough to catch up to a helicopter flying at 250 km/h (160 mph). It only took 5 months to read, lol! We've got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day. It's well written with excellent descriptions. “I just stored up my hurts, as if they were a tower made of fallen stars, invisible to most people, but brightly burning inside of me.”, “It was a miracle to live as birds do, except for one thing: anyone seen in flight would surely be captured, perhaps even shot down like a crow flying above a cornfield. I've always loved Alice Hoffman's work, particularly the magical element in her books. To see what your friends thought of this book.
It is magical and heart-warming.
However, my memory is not obliging me with the specific details. I wish I had a copy of the authors book The Red Garden because there were some similarities between that story collection and this one. This is my first Alice Hoffman book and not my last. And two hundred years ago, a witch placed a curse on Twig’s family that was meant to last forever. I have liked the other books I’ve read by. "For my readers who are searching for the same things I searched for, Nightbird is a book of hope, for the lonely, the friendless, the girl who is different, the boy who has secrets to keep.
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My 10 year old daughter rated it a 5 and I rated it a 4. Is it for high school children or adults?????
Middle Grade reads can be hit or miss for me, but having read and loved a couple of other books by Alice Hoffman I had confidence that she wouldn't let me down. I think that I would follow Alice Hoffman to hell and back just to be able to read her books. It can manipulate its targets with hallucinations, and render them powerless by impairing their intelligence and decision-making capability. Bradley assenting, went with him into an early public-house, haunted by unsavoury smells of musty hay and stale straw, where returning carts, farmers' men, gaunt dogs, fowls of a beery breed, and certain human nightbirds fluttering home to roost, were solacing themselves after their several manners; and where not one of the nightbirds hovering about the sloppy bar failed to discern at a glance in the … But this summer, everything will change when the red moon rises.
by Simon & Schuster UK. Welcome back. It is about a young girl who is forbidden to make any friendships, as her mother is fearful of their. Despite showing no trace of personality, Nightbird Flying has some sort of autopilot, as it is usually flying around seeking the warmth of other people. She says it was always keeping her interested and wanting to know what happens next. I was preparing myself to read something that might not live up to my expectations for a wonderful magical Alice Hoffman novel.
Found throughout the United States, southern Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, these birds sing different tones, notes, and sequences in sets of three, switching to a new tune frequently to show off their vocal prowess.
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Sidwell is known for the "Sidwell Monster" which I will talk about later, but any way... Twig Fowler, the main character is a quiet girl who keeps to herself and has no friends (until Julia) because of her family secret. We’d love your help. Sporting multiple eyes in a spider-like fashion on it head from the center to the left eye-socket, from its right eye-socket grow two tentacle-like earthworms. As my daughter and I finished our read-aloud of this book today, she gave me a sharp, meaningful look and said, “Be nice, Mom, when you review it.”. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. After all, her town is rumored to hide a monster. Nightbird View Our Menus. Everything one expects to happen in a YA novel happens in this one with a bit of forced feeding, like "here's your vitamins." Twig lives in Sidwell, where people whisper that fairy tales are real.
Alice Hoffman is the author of more than thirty works of fiction, including The World That We Knew, The Rules of Magic, The Marriage of Opposites, Practical Magic, The Red Garden, the Oprah’s Book Club selection Here on Earth, The Museum of Extraordinary Things, and The Dovekeepers. March 5th 2015 After all, her town is rumored to hide a monster.
She was never bored. It was cute I guess, and has pie, so it's hard to fully dislike. It's a great family read. [I'm glad that something that happens towards the end that SHOULDN'T have happened was reversed, however. [particularly at the end when it's revealed that the statue of her brother has hidden feathers. The book Nightbird takes places in Sidwell, Massachussetts (Berkshire County). [And I can't help thinking I'd awfully like to be the one flying, mind then I'd have to buy one heckovan overcoat to hide the wings... Wow. https://jojo.fandom.com/wiki/Nightbird_Flying?oldid=325091.
Listen to some examples of these hauntingly beautiful nighttime sounds: Common Pauraque, Northern Saw-whet Owl, and … Lovely, delicious, mystical, tender coming-of age story by an author I’ve been wanting to read for a long time.
My 10 year old daughter rated it a 5 and I rated it a 4. Tender, masterfully portrayed, tons of heart....and a little bit of magic! Enough of the "cure" tropes and troubling messaging.
I don't know what I was expecting entirely, but I know that this book blew me away.
Its small legs are robotic in appearance. As a middle school librarian, I think this is a perfect fit for grades 6-8. She lives near Boston.
This was mostly just sweet and innocent. Her most recent novel is The World That We Knew.
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