The Aviary

The Aviary

Paperback - 2012 | 1st Yearling ed
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In late nineteenth-century Maine, isolated, eleven-year-old Clara Dooley gains a friend and uncovers a magical secret that changes her life when she learns to care for the once-feared birds in the aviary attached to the Glendoveer mansion where she lives.
Publisher: New York : Yearling Books, 2012
Edition: 1st Yearling ed
ISBN: 9780375852268
0375852263
Branch Call Number: j
Characteristics: 339 pages ; 20 cm

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sbennett
Jul 01, 2015

An interesting story, but I figured out the "mystery" by page 73. Still a bit intriguing and I think it would be a good read to the end but the focus on deep magic and the ability to transfer the souls of the dead to animals....had to stop reading just as a personal conviction. :)

bookfanatic1979 Sep 22, 2013

While I usually try to avoid children’s books (entirely too much drama and preteen angst for my taste), this one is an absolute charmer. It had a very “secret garden” vibe to it. I actually cried a little at the end. Just a little, seeing as how I was at work and I didn’t want anyone to catch me sniffling into my spaghetti.

HRDR Jan 29, 2013

This book is beautifully written, with an engaging plot; however, as the story unfolded more and more occultic elements came to light in the story. I enjoyed it, but would hesitate to recommend it.

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lipglossgirl
Aug 19, 2015

Clara Dooley, an 11 year old girl, uncovers a dark and deep mystery that threatens the lives of all she holds dear. Perfect for Neil Gaiman fans.

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ychi
Jun 24, 2014

“But the cockatoo stood patiently until the sash was lifted, looked at Clara with his golden eyes, and pleaded in such a rich, melancholy voice that she was bound to him with all her sympathies:
“Please? Please? Oh please?””

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