The Resource Silence and stone, by Kathleen Duey ; illustrated by Sandara Tang

Silence and stone, by Kathleen Duey ; illustrated by Sandara Tang

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Silence and stone
Title
Silence and stone
Statement of responsibility
by Kathleen Duey ; illustrated by Sandara Tang
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Illustrator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Kidnapped and confined to a room in a castle before she can develop her flying and magical skills, Alida the faerie patiently plans her escape -- with the help of a human boy
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Storyline
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Review
  • Gr 3 – 5 — A companion to the author's popular "The Unicorn's Secret" series (S & S), this first volume in a new series introduces Alida, a young faerie princess locked away in a castle belonging to Lord Dunraven, who has forbidden humans to see or speak to faeries. For 60 years, Alida has longed for her faerie family, so when a human boy named Gavin dares to ask for her help, Alida tells a lie to gain her release. Together they journey through the forest hoping to evade Lord Dunraven's guards, but when capture becomes imminent, Gavin allows himself to be caught, leaving Alida to travel on alone. It is then that she rediscovers her own faerie powers, allowing her to free her friend and begin the quest to find her family. With its magical tone, sturdy characters, and predictable yet satisfying plot, this simple fantasy will engage young readers and leave them eager to read the next book.—Teri Markson, Los Angeles Public Library --Teri Markson (Reviewed September 1, 2010) (School Library Journal, vol 56, issue 9, p122)
  • This lovely, sincere faerie story tempers sadness with joy. Alida's imprisoned in a castle tower. She remembers being stolen from her family and locked away, but she doesn't know why; year after year, seasons pass in lonely silence. Because she's a faerie, 60 years doesn't take her past childhood, but the utter isolation, lack of nature and absence of family steal her ability to hover. One day, Alida's anonymously delivered food tray bears yellow blossoms. Duey's description of this pivotal moment will warm readers top to toe: "Trembling, she ate each flower carefully, slowly, lost in the sweet taste, the wonderful, complicated smell of the flowers. And when the flowers were all gone, she twirled in a circle, smiling." This simple prose and its depth of feeling continue as Alida meets a human boy and two strong human women, escapes from the castle, learns to fly and confronts unsettling information. She meets her ever-shifting challenges with steadiness, and readers will eagerly return for the next volume as she searches for her vanished family. (Fantasy. 7-10)(Kirkus Reviews, June 1, 2010)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
365298
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Duey, Kathleen
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Ages 7 - 10
  • 550L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
LG
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 5
Reading level
3.9
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Tang, Sandara
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Faeries' promise
Series volume
# 1
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fairies
  • Magic
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Silence and stone, by Kathleen Duey ; illustrated by Sandara Tang
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Aladdin paperback edition.
Extent
109 pages
Isbn
9781416984566
Lccn
2009042542
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Silence and stone, by Kathleen Duey ; illustrated by Sandara Tang
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Aladdin paperback edition.
Extent
109 pages
Isbn
9781416984566
Lccn
2009042542
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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