The Book of Storms

by Hatfield, Ruth,

Format: Print Book 2015.
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 7 of 8 copies
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CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Hatfield
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Fiction Collection j FICTION Hatfield
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Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Fiction Collection
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Fiction Collection j FICTION Hatfield
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Children Fiction J HAT
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Fiction J HATFIELD RUTH
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j HATFIELD Ruth
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Eleven-year-old Danny O'Neill has never been what you'd call adventurous. But when he wakes the morning after a storm to find his house empty, his parents gone, and himself able to hear the thoughts of a dying tree, he has no choice but to set out to find answers. He soon learns that the enigmatic Book of Storms holds the key to what he seeks . . . but unraveling its mysteries won't be easy. If he wants to find his family, he'll have to face his worst fears and battle terrifyingly powerful enemies, including the demonic Sammael himself.
In the beautifully imagined landscape of Ruth Hatfield's The Book of Storms , magic seamlessly intertwines with the everyday, nothing is black and white, and Danny is in a race against time to rescue everything he holds dear.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Danny's parents often leave him home by himself when they chase storms, but this time, when he wakes to find them still missing and the old sycamore tree in their backyard destroyed by lightning, he is worried that something is terribly wrong. And if that weren't enough, the tiny stick he finds amid the ashy remains of the tree seems to give him the power to talk to plants and animals. Sammael, a spooky demonic figure, is after that powerful stick, and he starts to pursue the 11-year-old, leaving ruin in his wake. Meanwhile, Danny follows mysterious clues in his parents' journal to locate the Book of Storms, which holds not only the secret of his parents' whereabouts but also instructions on how to control the weather. Hatfield infuses her debut with a macabre, Neil Gaiman-esque sense of folk magic and chilling scenes of light horror. Though the pace occasionally flags thanks to Danny's sometimes belabored decision-making and a few confusing plot points, middle-schoolers making their first forays into dark fantasy will be pleased by this series opener.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2014 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Eleven-year-old Danny O'Neill awakens after a thunderstorm to find he's been abandoned by his parents and suddenly is able to speak to plants and animals. Setting out to find his family, Danny is plagued by the terrifying creature Sammael, a sandman who inhabits dreams, bargains for souls, and wants Danny dead. With a distinctly British wit, debut author Hatfield weaves a dark and twisted tale in the vein of Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book, as Danny searches for the titular book-"just a flat black shape in the darkness, full of some kind of promise"-along with his cousin and protector Tom. In this trilogy opener, Hatfield creates an imaginative, whimsical world filled with distinctively voiced flora and fauna and other strange characters, including her personification of Death as an old woman who cradles the newly deceased like a grandmotherly angel. Hatfield doesn't shy from depicting violent deaths or the occasional bit of gore, but the story is never gratuitous-the frights are just enough to keep readers' hearts racing as they read late into the night. Ages 10-14. Agency: Lindsay Literary Agency. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
Storms -- Fiction.
Missing persons -- Fiction.
Supernatural -- Fiction.
Human-animal communication -- Fiction.
Storms -- Juvenile fiction.
Missing persons -- Juvenile fiction.
Human-animal communication -- Juvenile fiction.
Publisher New York :2015.
Edition First American edition.
Language English
Description 357 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780805099980
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