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A secret of birds & bone
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A secret of birds & bone

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781911077947

Publication Date: 1 Oct 2020

Subject: Younger teen novels

Suitable for: Secondary (Year 7, Year 8, Year 9)

In Siena a little girl and her brother, sent to an orphanage when their mother is arrested, escape and try to find out the truth about their mother's plight.

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In Siena a little girl and her brother, sent to an orphanage when their mother is arrested, escape and try to find out the truth about their mother's plight.

In an Italian city ravaged by plague, Sofia's mother carves beautiful momentoes from the bones of loved ones. But one day, she doesn't return home. Did her work lead her into danger? Sofia and her little brother Ermin are sent to the convent orphanage but soon escape, led by an enigmatic new friend and their pet crow, Corvith.

Together they cross the city underground, following clues in bones up to the towers of Siena, where - circled by magpies - the children find the terrible truth ...

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Subject
Younger teen novels
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Illustrator
Illustrations
B & W halftones
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Pub. date
1 Oct 2020
Edition
First
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9781911077947
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Binding
Cloth
Pages
336
Width
135mm
Height
215mm
Weight
468g
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B-list, BAME
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