by Alice Hoffman

“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
  
In her first novel for middle-grade readers , bestselling author Alice Hoffman tells a bewitching story of love and friendship that is truly magical.
 
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.

Nightbird

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  • About The Author Alice Hoffman is the author of more than thirty bestselling works of fiction, including Practical Magic, a major motion picture; Here on Earth, an Oprah Book Club selection; the highly praised historical novel The Dovekeepers; and, most recently, The Museum of Extraordinary Things. Her books for teens include Green Angel, Green Witch, Incantation, The Fortelling, and Aquamarine, also a major motion picture, starring Emma Roberts. ISBN-13: 9780385389587 Publisher: Random House Children's Books Publication date: 3/10/2015 Pages: 208 Age range: 10 - 13 Years Animals | Dragons, Unicorns & Mythical - Juvenile Fiction | Family | General Horror & Ghost Stories Fantasy & Magic -Blessing and cursing -Paranormal fiction -Interpersonal relations -Wings (Anatomy) -Families -Community life -Massachusetts -Witchcraft -Family life