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The Boy, the Bird & the Coffin Maker

Written & illustrated by Matilda Woods
Published by Puffin Books
Goodreads Rating - 4.2 / 5.0
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May 28, 2019
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Pages
8-12
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Alberto lives alone in the town of Allora, where fish fly out of the sea and the houses shine like jewels. He is a coffin maker and widower, spending his quiet days creating the final resting places of Allora’s people.

Then one afternoon a magical bird flutters into his garden, and Alberto, lonely inside, welcomes it into his home. And when a kindhearted boy named Tito follows the bird into Alberto’s kitchen, a door in the old man’s heart cracks open. Tito is lonely too–but he’s also scared and searching for a place to hide. Fleeing from danger, he just wants to feel safe for once in his life. Can the boy and the old man learn the power of friendship and escape the shadows of their pasts?

With a tender bond that calls to mind The Girl Who Drank the Moon, charming characters reminiscent of The Penderwicks, and the whimsy of A Snicker of Magic, this is a novel to curl up with, an extraordinary work of magical realism that makes the world feel like a warmer and happier place. Complete with dazzling interior illustrations, a gem from start to finish.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780525515234
Publication Date:
May 28, 2019
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0525515232
Lexile® Level:
740L
ATOS® Book Level:
4.7
Accelerated Reader® Points:
4.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
194731
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
MG

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