Wildings by Eleanor GlewweWildings by Eleanor Glewwe

Wildings

byEleanor Glewwe

Hardcover | November 1, 2016

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A captivating fantasy about the bond between twins, and the power of children to stand up for what's right.

Rivka is one of the magical elite and the daughter of an important ambassador. But she harbors a deep secret: She once had a twin brother, Arik. When Arik failed to develop his own magical abilities, the government declared him a wilding, removed him from his home, placed him with non-magical adoptive parents, and forbade him any contact with his birth family. Now it is as if he never existed at all.

But Rivka refuses to forget her twin brother. Even though she knows she could lose everything—her father, her friends, even her freedom—she sets out to find Arik. She has nothing to go on except her still-new magical powers and her love for her brother. Can that possibly be enough to bring them together again, when all of society believes they belong apart?
Eleanor Glewwe was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Minnesota. She plays the cello and once braved a snowstorm to perform in a chamber music competition. At Swarthmore College, she studied linguistics, French, and Chinese and worked in the music library, shelving composers' biographies and binding scores with a needle and thread...
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Title:WildingsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.5 × 5.8 × 1.08 inPublished:November 1, 2016Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0451468856

ISBN - 13:9780451468857

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“I’m ashamed of you, Rivka,” Father said. Even though I hated him, his words still made me feel worthless. “I thought you had grasped how the world worked. Evidently you have not, so listen to me. You are a kasir. You are a magician. You are not like the halani. They are not like us. None of them. And we do not mix with halani. Do you understand?”What I heard was: Your brother is a halan. He is dead to us. You are never to see him again.“Do you understand?” Father demanded.“Yes,” I lied.

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Praise for Wildings“This is a thoughtful adventure, with magic seeping through the pages.”—School Library Journal"This book features a richly developed world, with a strong, young female protagonist who fights to correct a social wrong against long odds. . . . Will appeal to fans of fiction with strong elements of fantasy and magic."—VOYA"Glewwe’s city-state of Ashara is an immersive world with social divisions that are simultaneously familiar and foreign."—Publishers Weekly"Rivka’s not always easy to like but she is easy to respect, and her fierce, unwavering determination to get her twin back is inspiring."—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"Examines the difficulty of completely eradicating systemic injustice. . . . Bittersweet but hopeful."—Kirkus ReviewsPraise for Eleanor Glewwe's Sparkers"I love a well-built world, and this is as deep, delightful, and lived-in as any I've visited. It's a place where combating terrible evil requires not just magic but music, friendship, and an abiding love of books. I hope SPARKERS is just our first foray into Glewwe's imagination; I'm already ready to visit again!" —Rachel Hartman, author of The New York Times bestseller Seraphina"Sparkers will draw readers in to an incredible world where magic is real—and dangerous—but a brave pair of kids can make all the difference. The twists and turns and surprises kept me riveted all the way to the end." —Margaret Peterson Haddix, author of The New York Times bestselling series The Missing"Rich with music, magic, and devotion to friends and family, the world of Sparkers will ignite your imagination." —Ingrid Law, author of the Newbery Honor Book Savvy“In the entrancing Sparkers, terrible secrets are hidden among lost spells, forgotten languages, and forbidden books, and still one beautiful truth shines clearly through: Adults may have all the power, but it’s kids who can change the world. I loved this book.” —Anne Ursu, author of Breadcrumbs* "Social injustice is a rare theme in middle-grade fantasy, but Glewwe conveys the insidious poison of prejudice by grounding the narrative in evocative details. . . A compelling story on a difficult topic, addressed with maturity and grace." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review"This book holds all that fantasy readers could desire: magic, intrigue, mysterious characters, ancient curses, and a dark evil that must be defeated. Not everything is wrapped up neatly, and the various characters are multilayerd, neither all good nor all bad. A worthy and worthwhile stand-alone book in a genre so often serialized." —School Library Journal