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Willa of the wood

by Beatty, Robert, 1963-

Format: Book on CD 2018
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Audio Books j CD BEATTY
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Audio Books
Call Number  j CD BEATTY
Northland Public Library Children's Audio Books J FIC BEATTY (COMPACT DISC)
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Audio Books
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Robert Beatty comes a spooky, thrilling new series set in the magical world of Serafina. Move without a sound. Steal without a trace. Willa, a young nightspirit of the Great Smoky Mountains, is her clan's best thief. She creeps into the homes of day-folk in the cover of darkness and takes what they won't miss. It's dangerous work--the day-folk kill whatever they do not understand. But when Willa's curiosity leaves her hurt and stranded in a day-folk man's home, everything she thought she knew about her people-and their greatest enemy--is forever changed.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Readers who love adventure stories featuring fairies and the natural world will have a special affinity for Beatty's latest. The author of the Serafina series has created a world within a world among the Smoky Mountains of Appalachia. Willa is one of the Faeran, magical folk who live in a woodsy hive hidden high above the world of humans, who they prey on, stealing food and items they need. But are the day-folk as mindlessly cruel as the charismatic leader of the Faeran claims? Or are the Faeran people being misled? A nighttime encounter with a kind but sad homesteader has Willa questioning everything. When intrepid Willa discovers human children being kept in an underground prison by her leader, she investigates, at her own risk. Her ability to call on her environment to blend into her surroundings also allows Willa to see the leader for what he is. Can she save the children, and maybe even her people, in time? Expect this series to be popular, and buy the first volume accordingly.--Karen Cruze Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this charming middle grade adventure set in Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains in 1900, Willa, a young Faeran, or night-spirit, is caught between her own slowly dying clan and the human "day-folk," whom she's always been taught to fear and avoid. As a jaetter or hunter-thief, Willa is responsible for stealing from the day-folk to benefit her clan and its charismatic leader, the padaran. But a botched scavenging attempt reveals that not all humans are murderous monsters. Her additional discovery that her own people hold dangerous secrets prompts her to defy the enigmatic padaran and seek a way to correct a grievous wrong. Faced with the potential destruction of everything she's known, Willa takes control of her own destiny. In this series starter set in the same world as his Serafina books, Beatty conjures up a resourceful, compassionate heroine. Full of atmospheric details and richly described magic ("As the branches reached out over the water to hold her, they rustled in the wind, talking"), this well-paced tale asks insightful questions about the relationship between nature and humans. Ages 8-12. Agent: Bill Contardi, Brandt & Hochman. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Thieves -- Juvenile fiction.
Magic -- Juvenile fiction.
Curiosity -- Juvenile fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher [New York, N.Y.] :2018
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Rankin, Emily, narrator.
Participants/Performers Read by Emily Rankin.
Audience 8-12.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Compact discs.
Description 8 audio discs (10 hr., 16 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780525498124
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