The Boy, the Bird & the Coffin Maker
The Boy, the Bird & the Coffin Maker
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The Boy, the Bird & the Coffin Maker

Written and illustrated by Matilda Woods
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8 - 12
Reading age
208
Page count
740L
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May 28, 2019
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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
    Publisher
    Puffin Books
    Page Count
    208
    Audience
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    8 - 12 years
    Lexile® Level
    740L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~R
    ATOS® Book Level
    4.7
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    4
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    194731
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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