A timeless tale of unity and friendship from the author of The House With Chicken Legs, The Thief Who Sang Storms finds a banished girl attempt to bring together the two warring sides of her island and save her persecuted father.
The Island of Morovia is shaped like a broken heart. The humans live on one side of the island, and the alkonosts - the bird-people - live on the other. But it wasn't always this way...
Linnet wishes she could sing magic, like her father, Nightingale - and bring the two sides of her island together again. For her land has been divided by a terrible tragedy, and Linnet has been banished with her father to the deepest swamps, leaving behind her best friends, Hero and Silver. So when her father is captured, Linnet must be brave and embark on a treacherous journey.
Through alligator pools and sinking sands, she finds new friends. Yet without her singing magic, Linnet discovers something even more powerful. Something that could save her father, and heal the broken heart of her island once more...
With themes of grief, trust, love, and that we have more in common than that which divides us, this is a heartfelt book filled with adventure and stunning storytelling from bestselling Sophie Anderson.
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 416
Dimensions: 198 x 130 mm
A delicately drawn fantasy about finding bravery in the unlikeliest of places. * The i *
This powerful tale based on Russian folklore tackles issues of prejudice, fear, loyalty and death with a poetic and evocative sensitivity...Richly imaginative, with an important message about cooperation and harmony. * Daily Mail *
Themes of division, community and kindness are woven into a spellbinding adventure from one of my favourite contemporary children's writers. * The Bookseller *
A story of the dangers of division and the world-saving power of unity, with her fourth novel Anderson cements her place as one of my all-time favourite storytellers. * Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink and Stars *
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