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Paperback Silverwing Book

ISBN: 1416949984

ISBN13: 9781416949985


(Book #1 in the Silverwing Series)

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Shade is a young bat, the runt of his Silverwing colony. But he's determined to prove himself on the perilous migration to Hibernaculum. During a fierce storm, he loses the others and soon faces the... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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The Silverwings

Soon they would be leaving, leaving Tree Haven, leaving their home. For what? To sleep in a hole for four months straight? Dreading the day they migrate south for the winter, Shade vows to prove himself by completing their quest. Shade is the runt of a colony of bats called Silverwings. He has always been a bit slower and weaker than the other newborns. Silverwing by Kenneth Oppel, is a heartwarming tale of friendship, courage, and how it feels to be extraordinary. Soon Shade meets two carnivorous bats, Goth and Throbb, who threaten to eat Shade and his colony. I would recommend this book because you never know what is going to happen next. If you like this book their are two other books in this series. Can Shade make the journey to the hibernation site? Will he prove himself to be as strong and promising as the other newborns? Can he save his colony from the wrath of the mighty Goth and his partner, Throbb? I hope you read this book and discover the many conflicts of Shade's journey.

Absorbing Fantasy-Adventure

This captivating novel should be enjoyed by both young children and adults. Kenneth Oppel is the only author I know who has dared use a young bat as a protaganist, and the reward to the reader is a beautiful glimse into a bat's black and white world. Young readers in particular should be able to identify with Shade, whose longings and affections are remarkably human and always understandable. As well as being an excellent adventure story, it is also an educative introduction to bat rituals. Complex allusions to human behavior, religion and culture make this a sophisticated fantasy that I throughly recommend.

Golden Wings not Silver

One word to describe this book...WONDERFUL.It has comedy,and suspense to spare, and a reaaaaally good plot. I read this book for the 2001 Mass. book awords and even though there were other good books, I knew I would vote for it from chapter 1! It brings you in from page 1 and (unlike other books) keeps you in. For example, one Saturday night I read 70 pages!!! There is one drawback...YOU CAN'T PUT IT DOWN. P.S. Most of my school assignments are shorter than this, that's how much I like this book!

Soar With Shade in this epic adventure

When Shade get's lost from his group during a storm, he ends up on an island with a bat named maria. the two travel together through thick and thin they survive attacks from owls and vampire bats, they fly through storms and look after eachother. In the end these bold little bats, wait a moment, you'll have to buy and read this enchanting story on your own. Wether you're a bat lover or not this story truly changes the way people think about bats. I hope you become interested in this story and get this book. I tell ya , It sure changed the way I think about bats.

I couldn't put it down!

Silverwing by Kenneth Oppel is one of the best books I have ever read. I love this book because it is very, very, very suspenseful. Kenneth Oppel really gets me into the book from the start to the finish. This book is about a young bat named Shade, the runt of his colony. When owls burn down his colony's home, his colony must travel to Hibernaculum to hibernate and then find a new home. But on the way there, Shade gets lost.... I suggest this book to anyone 8 or older. Also read the sequel, Sunwing. That book is as good as this one! READ THIS BOOK!

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