Night Wings

Night Wings

By Joseph Bruchac; Sally Wern Comport (Illustrator)

HarperCollins Publishers, Hardcover, 9780061123184, 194pp.

Publication Date: June 30, 2009

Description

My dream from last night haunts me. I am still running, still trying to hide from something I cannot see. I know that it sees me with eyes that can pierce the darkness. I know that it hungers to take my life.

Paul has always believed in the power of dreams. He knows that they are often warnings. Warnings that should be taken very seriously.

Now his nightmare visions of a predatory winged creature are becoming all too real. And though Paul has always depended on the wisdom of his Abenaki ancestors' stories to guide his footsteps, no monster tale could have prepared him for what he is about to encounter, alone, at the top of one of the most dangerous mountains in the world.



About the Author
Joseph Bruchac is the author of Skeleton Man, The Return of Skeleton Man, Bearwalker, The Dark Pond, and Whisper in the Dark, as well as numerous other critically acclaimed novels, poems, and stories, many drawing on his Abenaki heritage. Mr. Bruchac and his wife, Carol, live in upstate New York, in the same house where he was raised by his grandparents.

Sally Wern Comport has illustrated numerous picture books and novels, including "Love Will See You Through: Martin Luther King Jr. s Six Guiding Beliefs";"Brave Margaret: An Irish Adventure"; "Hanging Off Jefferson s Nose: Growing Up on Mt. Rushmore"; and the Spy Mice series. She has also translated her picture making skills to various large scale public, private, and institutional artworks. Sally lives with her husband and two daughters in Annapolis, Maryland, where she operates Art at Large Inc. Learn more at ArtAtLargeInc.com.


Praise For Night Wings

“Bruchac’s fast-moving tale is steeped in Indian lore that injects this otherwise straightforward thriller with a sense of meaning and even spirituality. A perfect book to gobble up in a single, sweaty sitting.”
-ALA Booklist

“The intriguing Native lore, the realistic teen narrative, and cliff-hanger sentences that build suspense at the end of each chapter are signature Bruchac and will captivate readers.”
-School Library Journal