The Wall and the Wing (Paperback)
HarperCollins, 9780060752576, 336pp.
Publication Date: June 1, 2007
A few, nicknamed leadfeet, are forced to forever spend their lives closer to the ground. But one night, a girl named Gurl--a leadfoot, an orphan, a nobody--discovers that she can do something much better than fly.
She can become invisible.
Along with a new friend, a boy named Bug, Gurl begins a quest that takes her on a wild ride through the magical city, all the way to the handsome but lethal Sweetcheeks Grabowski--the gangster who holds the key to Gurl's past . . . and the world's future.
Praise For The Wall and the Wing…
“Fast-paced wackiness told with humor, often black, that will have young readers giggling even as they cheer.”
-School Library Journal
“Witty and ironic, Ruby’s sharp writing propels the story to an exhilarating climax”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (Starred Review)
“No need to compare to Harry Potter; with The Wall and the Wing, American fantasy takes full flight.”
-Esme Raji Codell, author of Educating Esme and The Diary of a Fairy Godmother
“A most engaging read.”
“Intriguing, offbeat fantasy. Readers will look forward to the upcoming sequel.”
“A wonderful combination of the buddy novel and pure fantasy. An excellent adventure, smartly written and wholly original.”