Bright Shadow

Bright Shadow

by Avi


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689717833
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 03/01/1994
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 7.52(w) x 10.94(h) x 0.47(d)
Lexile: 560L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Avi is the author of more than seventy books for children and young adults, including the 2003 Newbery medal winner Crispin: The Cross of Lead. He has won two Newbery Honors and many other awards for his fiction. He lives with his family in Denver, Colorado. Visit him at

Date of Birth:

December 23, 1937

Place of Birth:

New York, New York


University of Wisconsin; M.A. in Library Science from Columbia University, 1964

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Bright Shadow 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story is about a girl named Morwenna who is given 5 wishes from an old wizard. But these wishes can not be used for herself, only to help others. However, if Morwenna uses all five of these wishes, both she and the wishes are gone...
Camethyste on LibraryThing 10 months ago
I'm honestly not sure what to think of this book. It's about gradeschool level, so it really wasn't that interesting to me. I don't really care for the way it ended, or for the way the story went at all. A young reader might enjoy it, but I didn't.
cnwilliamson on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This is a story of a cruel king¿s young chambermaid, Morwenna, who ends up being the improbable recipient of a dying, old wizard¿s five wishes. Unluckily, Morwenna isn¿t provided any direction or counsel in regards to the wishes, as her friend, Swen believes he is the new wizard. This fantasy novel addresses deep issues like egotism and self-sacrifice as a twelve-year-old is responsible for the future of her country.
LAteacher on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This is a story about a girl that got the last five wishes in the country. If she uses up all her wishes, she will die. At that time, there was war, so they needed her powers. Although she was the one who had the five wishes, people believed that her friend had the last five wishes. Find out what happens, how she kept her last wish......
kejinglu on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Morwenna has the world's last four wishes, which is bestowed to her by an old wizard. She doesn't know until she hears the nagging voices that come with the wishes. The voices are now constantly haunting her not to use her last four wishes, but through many trials, she slowly loses them, and she eventually is down to the last wish. If she uses that last wish, she ends up dying. She ends up fleeing the people of the world, so that she might not be tempted to use the last wish she has. Although Morwenna was not as bright in the head, as I think, YOU might like it and wish to challenge yourself to this book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
this fantasy book is great book for anyone who likes magic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When its light out its dark when its dark out its gone when its gone when its gone 4ever so are you what is it? To find out read bright shadow by Avi. There are five wishes left in the land when the wizards time had come he passed on the wishes to a simple slave girl Morwenna. Now everythings changed what will she do?
Guest More than 1 year ago
One day Morwenna, a lowly servant in the kings palace, becomes the most powerful person in the land, the wizard; bearer of the last five wishes. But unfortunately for Morwenna, others would do anything to use or destroy both her and the wishes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i thought it was kind of scary. it was good though. not much to say about it. she saved the guy and everyone else the end
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked this book. However, it was kind of sad by how Morwenna was a lowly scurrymaid in a castle where a cruel king lives. I pity her plight. I also don't like how the king treated Pendal and the rest of his people and subjects. I wish Swen didn't have to die. And that Morwenna could have talked some sence into that silly boy explaining that she was the wizard, not he.