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Strange Birds

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  33 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
On Monday, eleven-year-old Anna is a perfectly happy child.
In a few days, her parents will return from their sailing trip and
give her a horse of her own! The terrible news arrives on
Tuesday, sweeping over Anna like a dense fog: her parents are
lost at sea. Things get worse. Cold-hearted Aunt Formaldy
becomes Anna's guardian and exiles her to a tiny sewing room.
Anna is numb w
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Hardcover, 231 pages
Published April 18th 2006 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Jenny
Dec 20, 2007 Jenny rated it did not like it
Shelves: fantasy, j-fiction
This fantasy begins, like many great fantasies, with an orphan in a big old house. Wicked Aunt Formaldy and her passion for antiques adds a sinister touch, and the appearance of the ramshackle circus and the cigarette smoking ring master seems to set Anna up for a real adventure. However, Strange Birds disappoints. The tiny flying horses appear suddenly, Anna’s friendship with the new girl in the neighborhood feels contrived, and the journey to Pegasuteague, the horses native island 100 miles of ...more
Alaska
Jan 23, 2012 Alaska rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: 8-12 year olds
I was 10 years old when this book fell off the shelf at my schools library. I'm totally horse crazy, love anything that has to do it horses so I read it. Although I wasn't really able to discuss how the characters where developed...
Sense then 4 year past and I haven't read the book again (don't have the book), but as I remember I loved it really much.
I'd recommend it to anyone around the age of 8-12.
Laura Corbin
Mar 12, 2008 Laura Corbin rated it liked it
I thought this book was very interesting. I enjoyed the imagination of the author. I could picture every little detail. very easy read and a good one.
Casey
Apr 30, 2013 Casey rated it liked it
Shelves: teen_reads
I think more of a tween read. This is a story you might make up for your sister or daughter at night as they are falling asleep. Cute, predictable, and easy.
India
Sep 24, 2012 India rated it really liked it
I loved this book it's filled with fantasy,suspense, and comedy,
Diane Christensen
Sep 15, 2010 Diane Christensen rated it liked it
I really enjoyed this book: it has a very appealing main character, a villain it is a joy to hate, and an original magical theme involving flying horses and disappearances. This book is a winner.
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