An enchantingand twistedtale of two sisters' quest to find their parents
When their parents disappear in the middle of the night, young sisters Summer and Bird set off on a quest to find them. A cryptic picture message from their mother leads them to a familiar gate in the woods, but comfortable sights quickly give way to a new world entirelyDownone inhabited by talking birds and the evil Puppeteer queen. Summer and Bird are quickly separated, and their divided hearts lead them each in a very different direction in the quest to find their parents, vanquish the Puppeteer, lead the birds back to their Green Home, and discover the identity of the true bird queen.
With breathtaking language and deliciously inventive details, Katherine Catmull has created a world unlike any other, skillfully blurring the lines between magic and reality and bringing to life a completely authentic cast of characters and creatures.
Katherine Catmull is an actor, freelance writer, voice-over artist, and sometimes playwright. She lives in Austin, Texas. This is her first book.
Read an Excerpt
With a song to guide them.
At the edge of the forest, at their mother’s gate, Bird began to sing. “Two little cygnets,” she sang, “starting on their way.” It was from an endless nursery-rhyme song their mother used to sing when they were small. “The path was dark,/And they went astray.” “We won’t go astray,” said Summer. Bird didn’t answer, but with a twist of the pink backpack, she stepped ahead of Summer, and entered the forest first.
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More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was beautifuly written, and stunning. It was also a very good story and so gripping that I read it four hours one night and then woke up the next morning and finished it in two more hours. I loved the characters, the details, and the amazing writing. I really liked the length because I didn't think a single page was wasted, or could've been left out, and yet the plot wasn't over-complicated. The cover art was beautiful, too. At first I liked Bird the best, but then I grew to care for Summer, too. There was a multitude of character development, but I liked the characters from the very first page. It was a great book.
More than 1 year ago
I recomenfd this for anyone who wants to read it. It is a creative tale of two sisters. They go on adventures in Doun. GREAT BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!
More than 1 year ago
Beautifully written tale of two young girls finding their parents. And so much more. This is a gorgeous book and the cover art is truly delightful.
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