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The Boy, the Bird and the Coffin Maker

by Matilda Woods (author) and Anuska Allepuz (illustrator) (UK edition)

Suitable for 8 - 12 years

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Product description

“This luminous tale of loss, love and finding family is threaded through with the power of storytelling, and a touch of magic. ‘A giant of a little thing’, as Alberto would say, The Boy, the Bird, & the Coffin Maker reads like a classic.” Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink and Stars.

Alberto lives alone in the town of Allora, where fish fly out of the sea and the houses shine like jewels. He is a coffin maker, spending his quiet, solitary days creating the final resting places of Allora’s people. Until the day a mysterious boy and his magical bird arrive – flying from danger and searching for a safe haven. Tito is fearful, suspicious of kindness, but as the winter days grow colder and darker, Alberto’s home grows warmer and brighter. Can Tito and his bird be sheltered from the town’s prying eyes and the shadows of their past? A story of life and death and of how hope can burn bright in a place faded by sadness.

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781407178691

Publisher

Scholastic

Date published

May 4th, 2017

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.7; Middle years; 4.0 points

Other details
  • 224 pages
Condition

New

UK edition

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