Silverwing

by Kenneth Oppel

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd | September 1, 1998 | Mass Market Paperbound |

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A 1997 Notable Book - Smithsonian magazine

A 1997 Best Book for Young Adults - The Globe and Mail

An ABA "Pick of the Lists" for 1997

Shade, the runty young Silverwing bat whose quest for the truth catapults him into waters both dangerous and exciting, has captivated the imaginations of children and adults alike. An instant popular favourite and critic's choice in both Canada and the U.S., Silverwing is an extraordinary journey filled with heart-stopping adventure and unforgettable characters.

Shortlisted for the Ruth Schwartz Award, the Ontario Library Association's Silver Birch Award and the Blue Heron Award and named an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, Silverwing is a richly layered fantasy for middle readers - and older ones too.

"A tour-de-force fantasy ... A can't-put-it-down adventure for readers around age eight all the way to adult." - Smithsonian magazine (A 1997 Notable Book)

"Replete with appealing characters, scary adversaries, bat lore, natural history, unanswered questions, and conflicting theologies, the story takes on a promising epic sweep..." - Kirkus Reviews

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 304 Pages, 3.94 × 6.3 × 0.39 in

Published: September 1, 1998

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0006481795

ISBN - 13: 9780006481799

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Silverwing

Silverwing

by Kenneth Oppel

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 304 Pages, 3.94 × 6.3 × 0.39 in

Published: September 1, 1998

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0006481795

ISBN - 13: 9780006481799

From the Publisher

A 1997 Notable Book - Smithsonian magazine

A 1997 Best Book for Young Adults - The Globe and Mail

An ABA "Pick of the Lists" for 1997

Shade, the runty young Silverwing bat whose quest for the truth catapults him into waters both dangerous and exciting, has captivated the imaginations of children and adults alike. An instant popular favourite and critic's choice in both Canada and the U.S., Silverwing is an extraordinary journey filled with heart-stopping adventure and unforgettable characters.

Shortlisted for the Ruth Schwartz Award, the Ontario Library Association's Silver Birch Award and the Blue Heron Award and named an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, Silverwing is a richly layered fantasy for middle readers - and older ones too.

"A tour-de-force fantasy ... A can't-put-it-down adventure for readers around age eight all the way to adult." - Smithsonian magazine (A 1997 Notable Book)

"Replete with appealing characters, scary adversaries, bat lore, natural history, unanswered questions, and conflicting theologies, the story takes on a promising epic sweep..." - Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

KENNETH OPPEL is a literary phenomenon who had his first novel for children published at age 17. His Silverwing Saga, which includes Silverwing, Sunwing and Firewing, has sold over a million copies worldwide and has won numerous awards. His most recent bestsellers include Skybreaker, which won the 2006 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award and the Red Maple Award, and Airborn, winner of the 2004 Governor General's Award and the 2005 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award. Kenneth Oppel, voted Author of the Year in 2006 by the Canadian Booksellers Association, lives in Toronto with his wife and three children. He recently received the Vicky Metcalf Award for Children's Literature. Visit him online at www.kennethoppel.com or www.darkwing.ca.

From Our Editors

Little Shade may not be the biggest bat in his colony, but he's full of spunk and determination to keep up with the others. But there's nothing he can do when a strong wind blows him off course while migrating south for the winter. Alone and afraid, he finds himself in the middle of the ocean and winter's quickly moving in. He's not going to give up this easily, he decides, and sets out to meet up with his friends and family. Silverwing is an inspiring story by Kenneth Oppel that shows kids they can do whatever they want if they set their mind to it.

Employee Review

Shade is born into a colony of bats and struggles from day one. His mother dares not lose her son now that her mate is gone. Shade pushes his limits and soon finds himself lost and days away from his migrating colony, only to befriend another bat in the same plight. Together, they journey to find their home and face the dangers of war between the owls and the bats. As they struggle to warn their colony, they learn the secret behind the fighting -- only to realize that no one will believe them.

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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