Bestselling author Alice Hoffman s bewitching Nightbird is perfect for ages 10-13: love and friendship empower a lonely girl to embrace her uniqueness and discover her strengths. Twig lives in Sidwell, where people whisper that fairy tales are real. After all, her town is rumored to hide a monster. And two hundred years ago, a witch placed a curse on Twig s family that was meant to last forever. But this summer, everything will change when the red moon rises. It s time to break the spell. What Other Authors Are Saying I love the way Alice Hoffman creates the most ordinary people and then turns their lives magical. . . . [Nightbird] is like reentering a wonderful dream that you vaguely remember. Lois Lowry, two-time Newbery Medal winning author of The Giver.Hoffman reminds us that there are secrets everywhere . . . Nightbird soars. The New York Times Alice Hoffman has a gift for melding magic and realism in a way that makes nearly anything seem possible. Shelf Awareness, Starret the mix of romance and magic is irresistible. Kirkus Reviews.