Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Silverwing by Kenneth Oppel

Silverwing is a best-selling children's novel, written by Kenneth Oppel. It tells the story of a colony of Silverwing bats. The tone and artistic ambition of this series of bestsellers has been compared to the classic animal novel Watership Down.

Shade is a young Silverwing bat determined to prove himself on the long and dangerous winter migration to Hibernaculum, millions of wingbeats to the south. During a storm, Shade is swept out over the ocean, away from his family, his friends, and the only life he has ever known. Alone and frightened as winter quickly approaches and temperatures plunge, Shade sets out on a remarkable journey to rejoin his colony to the south.

This can’t-put-it-down adventures will captivate readers around age 8 all the way to adult. Thankfully, Kenneth Oppel has continued this series with two more following this story, plus a prequel.

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