Nightbird Cover


By Alice Hoffman

Wendy Lamb Books, Hardcover, 9780385389587, 208pp.

Publication Date: March 10, 2015


Bestselling author Alice Hoffman's bewitching "Nightbird" is perfect for ages 10-13: love and friendship empower a lonely girl to embrace her uniqueness and discover her strengths.
Twig lives in Sidwell, where people whisper that fairy tales are real. After all, her town is rumored to hide a monster. And two hundred years ago, a witch placed a curse on Twig's family that was meant to last forever. But this summer, everything will change when the red moon rises. It's time to break the spell.
What Other Authors Are Saying
I love the way Alice Hoffman creates the most ordinary people and then turns their lives magical. . . . "Nightbird"] is like reentering a wonderful dream that you vaguely remember. Lois Lowry, two-time Newbery Medal winning author of "The Giver
Hoffman reminds us that there are secrets everywhere . . . "Nightbird" soars.
"The New York Times"
Alice Hoffman has a gift for melding magic and realism in a way that makes nearly anything seem possible.
"Shelf Awareness, " Starred
The mix of romance and magic is irresistible.
"Kirkus Reviews"

About the Author
Alice Hoffman is the author of many books for children including Aquamarine, Green Angel, and Nightbird. Her books for adults include Practical Magic, The Museum of Extraordinary Things, The Dovekeepers and The Marriage of Opposites. Half Magic is her favorite book for children and Edward Eager is her favorite children s book author.