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The Aviary
The Aviary
Author: Kathleen O'Dell
Twelve-year-old Clara Dooley has spent her whole life in the crumbling Glendoveer mansion, home to a magician's widow, a cage full of exotic birds, and a decades-old mystery. Clara loves old Mrs. Glendoveer, but the birds in the aviary frighten her?they always seem to screech and squall whenever she's near. And then one day, the mynah bird speak...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780375852268
ISBN-10: 0375852263
Publication Date: 9/11/2012
Pages: 352
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Yearling
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 1
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This is a rather odd but beguiling book that becomes more supernatural in content as it develops. Birds learn to talk as they help to solve their own mystery of who they really are. This book was given to my 9 year old granddaughter, but I think she will not be ready for it for another year or so. I thoroughly enjoyed it myself.
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The Aviary is a delightful whimsical tale about a girl unlocking the secrets of a wronged family. The unraveling of the mystery is enthralling and I found that I often had trouble putting the book down. I loved every word of it! It's a great entertaining read!