The Girl with the Glass Bird (Hardcover)

A Knight's Haddon Boarding School Mystery

By Esme Kerr

Chicken House, 9780545699846, 272pp.

Publication Date: March 31, 2015

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Digital Audiobook (5/21/2015)

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When feisty Edie is sent to a remote school to spy on fragile Anastasia, she never imagines that they'll become best friends instead--and discover an ominous plot that puts both their lives in danger!

Through a series of strange coincidences, orphan Edie finds herself at Knight's Haddon, a stately boarding school for girls. But Edie is not just another student--under normal circumstances, she could never afford to go to boarding school. She's been sent to Knight's Haddon by her art-dealer uncle to investigate the disappearance of a precious crystal bird that belongs to his secretive client's daughter. Anastasia, a Russian royal, has a fragile disposition and a melodramatic bent--or so the headmistress and all the other girls say. Edie's assignment is not only to find the missing glass bird; it's to befriend the troubled blueblood and keep a watchful eye on her. When the two girls uncover a dangerous plot, how can they stop it? Inside the walls of the isolated estate, is there anyone they can trust?

About the Author

ESME KERR lives between London and Oxford, where she studied history. She has three children, two dogs, three cats, and four goldfish.

Praise For The Girl with the Glass Bird: A Knight's Haddon Boarding School Mystery

Praise for The Girl with the Glass Bird:

"The British author Esme Kerr has fashioned a claustrophobic atmosphere worthy of an Agatha Christie novel." --The New York Times Book Review

"[A] rich, fun mystery that will likely hook young readers. Fans of Edie will be happy to know a sequel is in the works." --Booklist

"Set among skirmishes on the lacrosse field, forbidden midnight feasts in dormitory rooms, play rehearsals, and tea outings, the story keeps readers puzzling past its riveting climax, all the way to its gratifying conclusion." --Publishers Weekly

"[E]xciting and mysterious. There wasn't a moment where you didn't want to read on as the plot kept you captivated with its twists and turns [. . .] a good adventure-mystery book which will make you want to read it again and again and again!"--Guardian Children's Books Website (UK)

"This is a rollicking romp of a novel [. . .] With a wonderfully spirited heroine, wickedly unpleasesant relatives; teachers with hidden pasts and a fine supporting cast of lacrosse-playing girls. Kerr's debut is impressive and strikes just the right tone."--Daily Mail (UK)

"This is an engrossing book, cleverly plotted and peopled by very real characters."--The Scotsman (UK)