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by Breen, M. E.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2009Edition: 1st U.S. ed.Description: 273 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781599902593 (hardcover) :; 1599902591 (hardcover) :.Title notes: $16.99 9/14/2009 (hm)Subject(s): Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction | Orphans -- Fiction | Human-animal communication -- Fiction | Sisters -- Fiction | Wolves -- Fiction | Fantasy | Adventure and adventurers -- Juvenile fiction | Orphans -- Juvenile fiction | Human-animal communication -- Juvenile fiction | Sisters -- Juvenile fiction | Wolves -- Juvenile fiction | Chapter books | Fantasy fictionOnline resources: Contributor biographical information Online access for everyone for Contributor Biographical Information | Publisher description Online access for everyone for Publisher description A Junior Library Guild selectionSummary: A clever and fearless orphan endures increasing danger while trying to escape from greedy, lawless men and elude the terrifying "kinderstalks"--animals who steal children--before discovering her true destiny.
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<p>Darkness falls so quickly in Howland that the people there have no word for evening. One minute the sky is light, the next minute it is black. But darkness comes in other forms, too, and for thirteen-year-old Annie, the misery she endures in her Uncle's household makes the black of night seem almost soothing. When Annie escapes, her route takes her first to a dangerous mine where a precious stone is being stolen by an enemy of the king, and later to the king's own halls, where a figure from Annie's past makes a startling appearance. All the while, reported sightings of kinderstalk -- mysterious, wolf-like creatures that prowl Howland's dark forests--grow more frequent. Eloquent, suspenseful, and imbued with fairy-tale motifs found in The Brothers Grimm, this is a riveting coming-of-age story of a girl who must learn to trust her instincts if she's to lead the people she is destined to rule.</p>

$16.99 9/14/2009 (hm)

A Junior Library Guild selection

Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning MG 4.7 9

A clever and fearless orphan endures increasing danger while trying to escape from greedy, lawless men and elude the terrifying "kinderstalks"--animals who steal children--before discovering her true destiny.

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Annie runs away from her miserable existence with her aunt and uncle. She embarks on a journey into the darkness of Howland, an alternate world in which magical creatures roam the woods and danger lurks everywhere. The imaginative story features solid writing, strong characters, and a richly layered plot. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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