- By Judith Heide Gilliland

Strange Birds

  • Title: Strange Birds
  • Author: Judith Heide Gilliland
  • ISBN: 9780374372750
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Strange Birds On Monday eleven year old Anna is a perfectly happy child In a few days her parents will return from their sailing trip andgive her a horse of her own The terrible news arrives onTuesday sweeping o

    On Monday, eleven year old Anna is a perfectly happy child.In a few days, her parents will return from their sailing trip andgive her a horse of her own The terrible news arrives onTuesday, sweeping over Anna like a dense fog her parents arelost at sea Things get worse Cold hearted Aunt Formaldybecomes Anna s guardian and exiles her to a tiny sewing room.Anna is numb wOn Monday, eleven year old Anna is a perfectly happy child.In a few days, her parents will return from their sailing trip andgive her a horse of her own The terrible news arrives onTuesday, sweeping over Anna like a dense fog her parents arelost at sea Things get worse Cold hearted Aunt Formaldybecomes Anna s guardian and exiles her to a tiny sewing room.Anna is numb with grief her only place of respite is amysterious tree right outside her window But when the treebecomes home to a herd of miniature winged horses whoseexistence becomes threatened, because of traitors and villains, Anna must act Discovering that the tree s nutberries canmake her as tiny as the horses themselves, she risks becomingminiature and leads her beloved horses on an amazing journeythat will change her life forever.With its courageous young heroine and distinctive storytellingvoice, this empowering, contemporary fantasy will captivateand inspire young readers.

    1 thought on “Strange Birds

    1. This fantasy begins, like many great fantasies, with an orphan in a big old house. Wicked Aunt Formaldy and her passion for antiques adds a sinister touch, and the appearance of the ramshackle circus and the cigarette smoking ring master seems to set Anna up for a real adventure. However, Strange Birds disappoints. The tiny flying horses appear suddenly, Anna’s friendship with the new girl in the neighborhood feels contrived, and the journey to Pegasuteague, the horses native island 100 miles [...]

    2. I was 10 years old when this book fell off the shelf at my schools library. I'm totally horse crazy, love anything that has to do it horses so I read it. Although I wasn't really able to discuss how the characters where developedSense then 4 year past and I haven't read the book again (don't have the book), but as I remember I loved it really much.I'd recommend it to anyone around the age of 8-12.

    3. I thought this book was very interesting. I enjoyed the imagination of the author. I could picture every little detail. very easy read and a good one.

    4. I think more of a tween read. This is a story you might make up for your sister or daughter at night as they are falling asleep. Cute, predictable, and easy.

    5. I really enjoyed this book: it has a very appealing main character, a villain it is a joy to hate, and an original magical theme involving flying horses and disappearances. This book is a winner.

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