Post­ed by Nat Bernstein

Jew­ish nov­el­ist Alice Hoff­man turns her deft mas­tery of mag­i­cal real­ism to Mid­dle Grade fan­ta­sy with Night­bird, a tale of enchant­ments, mys­te­ri­ous fam­i­ly curs­es, and (of course) young love:

Lois Lowry (two-time New­bery Medal recip­i­ent and author of The Giv­er in case you live under a rock) likens this book to reen­ter­ing a won­der­ful dream that you vague­ly remem­ber,” cel­e­brat­ing how Alice Hoff­man cre­ates the most ordi­nary peo­ple and then turns their lives mag­i­cal.” Look­ing for a book to share with a pre­teen? I think you just found it.

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Nat Bern­stein is the for­mer Man­ag­er of Dig­i­tal Con­tent & Media, JBC Net­work Coor­di­na­tor, and Con­tribut­ing Edi­tor at the Jew­ish Book Coun­cil and a grad­u­ate of Hamp­shire College.