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Under Shifting Glass

Nicky Singer


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Jess has a secret: a mysterious glass flask she finds in an heirloom desk's hidden compartment. Its surface swirls with iridescent colors, like something's inside, something almost like a song, something with a soul. No one else sees anything under the shifting glass, but Jess is convinced there must be some kind of magic in there. And when her twin brothers are born critically ill, Jess begins to believe that the force within the flask just might hold the key to saving her brothers—and her family. In this emotionally rich novel, award-winning author Nicky Singer crafts a world of possibility that is steeped in hope and the power of love.

Praise For Under Shifting Glass

"Life's fragile nature is the underlying theme of Singer's contemplative novel " - Publishers Weekly

"Complicated yet serene, this novel is for a special audience of readers who understand the complexity of navigating even healthy, normal family relationships and friendships." - Booklist

"A beautifully crafted coming-of-age story that will tug at the reader's emotions."--Library Media Connection

"A thoughtful piece about birth, death and everything in between." - Kirkus Reviews

"Will fill readers with compassion and hope." - VOYA: Voice of Youth Advocates

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Chronicle Books, 9781452109213, 320pp.

Publication Date: February 19, 2013

About the Author

Nicky Singer is the acclaimed author of six books for children including Feather Boy, which won the Blue Peter award in the U.K. She was co-founder and co-director of Performing Arts Labs, a charity dedicated to training new writers for theater, screen, and opera. She lives with her family in Brighton, England.