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The Boy, the Bird & the Coffin Maker by Matilda Woods
May 15, 2018 | ISBN 9780525515210
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    May 28, 2019 | ISBN 9780525515234 | Middle Grade (8-12)

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    May 15, 2018 | ISBN 9780525515210 | Middle Grade (8-12)

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    May 15, 2018 | ISBN 9780525515227 | Middle Grade (8-12)

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Praise for The Boy, the Bird & the Coffin Maker:

“A beautifully written debut about recovering from grief and finding hope through an unlikely friendship. The writing itself is a gorgeous lyrical prose laced with magical realism, like a Gabriel García Márquez story for young readers.” —BookTrust

★ ”Woods has penned a gentle fable, one rich in hope that promotes the strength of kindness. Her magical realism nods to the like of Isabel Allende and Gabriel García Márquez, perfectly tailoring the genre for a middle-grade audience. Anuska Allepuz’s whimsical illustrations add to the magical feel. Sweet, earnest and not to be missed.” —Shelf Awareness, STARRED REVIEW

★ ”Elegantly told from start to finish and enhanced by Allepuz’s evocative images and decorations, debut author Woods has created a fairy tale that will linger with readers.” —Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

★ ”This uplifting book will enthrallreaders, enveloping them in its gentle charm.” —Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

“Awash in magical realism, this is a gentle tale of two hearts, broken by a sometimes harsh world, who find solace, comfort, healing and safety in a new family. . . . A warm-hearted, beautifully told tale.” —School Library Connection

“A lyrical and melancholy tale [filled with] atmospheric writing.” —School Library Journal

“A quietly triumphant tale.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A gently compelling hybrid of intrigue and enchantment . . . filled with the redeeming magic of love and life.” —VOYA

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