Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2011:
"An absorbing mix of talking birds, ghostly messages, kidnapped children, magic spells & tragic family secrets."School Library Journal. November 1, 2011:
“O’Dell weaves a tapestry of hauntingly gorgeous imagery with this atmospheric tale of suspense, magic, and adventure. Readers will be captivated from the first page on.”Booklist, October 1, 2011:
"O’Dell has crafted a terrific story with just the right degree of horror."From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
KATHLEEN O'DELL was named a Publishers Weekly
Flying Start Author for her much-praised debut novel, Agnes Parker . . . Girl in Progress.
She's also the author of YA novel Bad Tickets
on the Knopf list. She lives with her husband and sons in Glendale, California.