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The Puffin Keeper by Michael Morpurgo
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Feb 15, 2022 | ISBN 9780735271807

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A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle-Grade Historical Fiction of 2022

“[I]n this winning story of an enduring friendship . . . Morpugo’s spare, deeply felt prose, with undercurrents of the otherworldly . . . creates an irresistible momentum for this elegant story of the sea and a destiny fulfilled.” —STARRED REVIEW, Publishers Weekly

“A memorable story of the healing powers of art, nature, and human kindness.” —STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus Reviews

“Delivers adventure and charm in spades.” —STARRED REVIEW, School Library Journal

“Propelled by the sumptuous full-color art of Benji Davies, The Puffin Keeper is a page turner young readers can finish curled up on the couch over one stormy afternoon.”New York Times

“Highly recommended, this novel provides a setting for numerous adventures for the young adult reader.”  Historical Novel Society

“An old-fashioned story in the very best sense, The Puffin Keeper also has unquestionable value today.” —Imaginary Elevators

The Puffin Keeper . . . is an interesting story generally well told and nicely illustrated.” —CM: Canadian Review of Materials

The Puffin Keeper is an emotional tale of people and creatures who forge joyful bonds, endure storms and carry on . . . Davies’ depictions of human characters are nicely expressive, and the puffins are both accurate and adorable.” —BookPage

“This is a grand adventure for young readers, boys and girls alike, but there are many moral lessons within like paying back someone who helped you.” —Story Monsters Ink


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