Summer and Bird

Summer and Bird

Book - 2012
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In the world of Down, young sisters Summer and Bird are separated and go in very different directions as they seek their missing parents, try to vanquish the evil Puppeteer, lead the talking birds back to their Green Home, and discover the identity of the true bird queen.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Dutton Children's Books, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 344 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780525953463
Branch Call Number: j Catm

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EvelynB2004
Sep 11, 2016

I loved this book. Though it was slow I felt extremely satisfied at the end and wished it was longer :). I liked the fantasy world of Down and the writing style was great. The tone was a little melancholy but it suited the story. Very, very good book.

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Brooke_Nicole
Jun 24, 2015

This is probably the most boring, slow, awkwardly confusing, and hard-to-follow book I have ever finished reading thus far. I have mixed feelings over it, but sorenkrane's review is a good reflection of my own thoughts over "Summer and Bird." I don't feel it's worth reading--it was like a chore to just get it over with. It has a twisted, cold, uptight, melancholy, and detached tone, and in that same way, it stays with you long after finishing it.

sorenkrane Jan 13, 2015

Beautifully written. I couldn't get enough of the writing style.

However, for most of the book, I had no idea what was going on. It was written in a dream-like manner, abstract and vague. Up was down and down was up. Topsy turvy. Like Alice in Wonderland - minus the cleverness, more confusion.

I couldn't grab hold of the characters. Their motivations were clear, their feelings were clear, and yet, I felt very distant from them. The world probably was the reason. Dream logic - you think you're one place, and blink, you're in another. Highly imaginitive settings; surreal landscapes. Perhaps I missed the point.

Manndana Jan 26, 2013

This book reminded me of Hans Christian Andersen's story The Snow Queen. If you enjoy the tone, symbolism and allegory of fairy tales, you will like this book. You also might relate to this story if you have a sibling close in age to you, but very different from you.

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Dragonrat703
Oct 01, 2016

Two sister search for their missing parents and travel into another world full of talking birds. They are separated and each much learn lessons and defeat the Puppeteer queen to discover their true destiny

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EvelynB2004
Sep 11, 2016

Two sisters named Summer and Bird have a unique connection to the bird world. When their parents disappear one night, leaving nothing but a cryptic message and an owl feather, Summer and Bird go into the forest to look for them. The sisters accidentally stumble into the bird world of Down, but there's something strange going on. The birds' swan Queen is missing, and the evil bird-swallowing Puppeteer has taken her place. Summer and Bird must find the real Queen, and their parents, before it's too late.

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kruppton
Jul 30, 2015

"And I love everything on this changing, burning earth, but I am most grateful to you."

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kruppton
Jul 30, 2015

"A map is like a song. It's different when different people sing it... You will make this your own song, sing it your own way."

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Dragonrat703
Oct 01, 2016

Dragonrat703 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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Brooke_Nicole
Jun 24, 2015

Coarse Language: Near the end, there is one cuss word.

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