The miraculous

by Redman, Jess, 1986-

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In the tradition of heartwrenching and hopeful middle grade novels such as Bridge to Terabithia comes Jess Redman's stunning debut about a young boy who must regain his faith in miracles after a tragedy changes his world.

Eleven-year-old Wunder Ellis is a miracologist. In a journal he calls The Miraculous , he records stories of the inexplicable and the extraordinary. And he believes every single one. But then his newborn sister dies, at only eight days old. If that can happen, then miracles can't exist. So Wunder gets rid of The Miraculous. He stops believing.

Then he meets Faye--a cape-wearing, outspoken girl with losses of her own. Together, they find an abandoned house by the cemetery and a mysterious old woman who just might be a witch. The old woman asks them for their help. She asks them to believe. And they go on a journey that leads to friendship, to adventure, to healing--and to miracles.

The Miraculous is Jess Redman's sparkling debut novel about facing grief, trusting the unknown, and finding brightness in the darkest moments.

"A stunning story expressing the complexities and mysteries of love and death in all of its light and darkness. A beautifully rendered and meaningful read for young readers asking deep questions." -- Veera Hiranandani, Newbery Honor-winning author of The Night Diary

"Exquisitely crafted, serious, yet woven through with wry humor, this story's miracles are its fierce and tender characters. I loved this extraordinary debut." -- Leslie Connor, National Book Award Finalist author of The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle

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Booklist Review: "Eleven-year-old Wunder is an unusual child. He's a proud miracologist someone who studies and catalogues miracles until his faith in the extraordinary is upset by the unexpected death of his baby sister. It's a heavy subject, but that shouldn't deter readers from pressing on, as Wunder tries to make sense of his chaotic life, which includes a mysterious house and a few curious inhabitants. Redman's gorgeous debut uses a cozy world of bright characters to tackle themes of death, grief, and doubt with gentle compassion and a light touch that keeps the story from becoming too maudlin. Even when things look bleak, an undercurrent of love and hopefulness buoys Wunder's journey. It helps that his eccentric friend Faye is there to remind him and the reader that it's important to keep looking for miracles in the worst moments. You have to search for them, she insists. You can't be afraid of the dark. It's a moving lesson for young people learning to cope with both the good and the bad that life has to offer.--Emily Graham Copyright 2019 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "After the death of his eight-day-old sister, Milagros, 11-year-old "miracologist" Wunder Ellis stops believing in miracles. His parents deal with grief by isolating themselves and essentially avoiding Wunder's existence. But something peculiar is blossoming in the small town of Branch Hill, whether Wunder likes it or not: the day after his sister's passing, an ancient woman appears in the condemned DoorWay House, with its spinning, spiraled wood that prompted Wunder to believe in miracles in the first place. The woman entreats Wunder and his assertive new friend Faye Ji-Min Lee to deliver letters to townspeople on her behalf. Faye, who has just lost her grandfather, is eager to believe the woman is a witch--quite possibly the reincarnation of Wunder's sister. But Wunder is torn between allowing hope back into his life and letting "the stone of his heart" lie still forever. Infused with a whisper of fabulism, this debut's quiet exploration of love and loss will remind readers to recognize the magic in the mundane. Ages 8--12. Agent: Sara Crowe, Pippin Properties. (Aug.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Miracles -- Juvenile fiction.
Grief -- Juvenile fiction.
Death -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Miracles -- Fiction.
Grief -- Fiction.
Death -- Fiction.
Family life -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Children's stories.
Publisher New York :2019.
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 309 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780374309749
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