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May Bird Among the Stars

(May Bird #2)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  3,471 ratings  ·  166 reviews
May Bird has always been a bit...different. While most of her classmates were riding their bikes, she was running around the woods dressed as a warrior princess with her hairless cat at her side. And instead of spending summer vacation at birthday parties, May was discovering a mysterious lake hidden among the trees -- and stumbling into the land of ghosts, the Ever After. ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published May 18th 2007 by Aladdin (first published 2006)
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Erik Martinez
May 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
revisiting some childhood favorites while in my childhood home is Lit Rally therapy luv
Vaishnavi Vangani
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"Among the stars,"by Jodi Lynn Anderson is definitely a read to remember. An amazing story about a very brave girl, May Bird, and her little kitty, Somber Kitty, who strive to reach their beloved home in Briery Swamp, West Virginia. May made one terrible mistake risking her and kitty's life. Over summer, she decided to discover a mysterious lake hidden among the trees near her home. Unfortunately that night was her last night with her loving mother, her life, her everything. Everything flashing ...more
Sep 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Okay so at first this book was kind of confusing, but as I got on and kept with it, it got MUCH better. This book is definitely one of my favorites.
Asia Campbell
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It's a really good book, I like it as much as the first one. ...more
Jul 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
just as great as book one- maybe even better. Somber Kitty, my absolute favorite character, is with the group for the whole book this time, adding so many fun moments to the plot. This is such a creative and inventive story, I don't really see how to describe exactly what I liked without also using mega amounts of spoilers- so i'm not even going to try. I'll leave it at this: By this series for every child that you know. And then buy another copy for yourself- so that when those kids accidentall ...more
Apr 01, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens
I enjoyed this one more than the first. There was a lot of action; I was already into the story so it didn't take three chapters to get going; it was humorous there are all these ads for the dead all over the place; and it had a satisfying ending with the promise of further adventures in the Ever After. I loved Pumpkin and Somber Kitty, and I like the strong sparkly warrior May Bird is becoming. Good read for girls and boys. ...more
Jillian Harrington
Feb 10, 2008 rated it liked it
This is a fun little series to pick up for some light reading. All about a outcast girl finding her heroic strengths in a comedic world of the dead.
Alicia Nabors
Apr 28, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Another Therilling adventure!

Berkley Lewis
May 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
'May Bird: the girl who'll save the Ever After from Evil Bo Cleevil's evil rule.'
May Bird is a twelve-year-old girl who's trying to escape the Ever After, which she got stuck in during the first book. She's traveling with Pumpkin, a house ghost, Bea, a girl who died long ago and has been searching the Ever After for her mother ever since, and Fabio, an Italian captain who died in an accident with his team in the Alps, along with May's hairless cat, Somber kitty. The group is trying to make their
Nov 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
May Birds never ending journey, is just so magical. I just couldn’t resist, I had to find out what happens to little May. In book one May discovers the world of The Ever After, and she meets many friends along the way, and experiences loss and hardships. In this book, May’s story in the Ever After is continued because she never made it back home in the first book. I feel in this story, May has grown so much. She had learned so much more about her new and only friends, she meets more along the wa ...more
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I started this book a while back and things got away from me. Life just got a little busy. I still adore this series and am starting the third book as soon as I'm finished here.

I love that these are so easy to read and come back to. May is an amazing character that just about any young adult can relate to and find inspiration in, and grows as each book progresses. I will always always always recommend this series to people looking for books for their kids or even for themselves if they just want
Sep 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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This book was great and I loved it so much!!!!!!!! It hooked me in mere seconds!! I read this book while I was in grade 6 and it made my world! It was one of my favorite books and still is in my "best books bookshelf". Admittedly, I read this book before reading the first book, I still have not and feel guilty about it. I advise you read this book! It doesn't matter what age you are, you will love it! ...more
Ruby Ridge
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing book in the May Bird series. More of May less of Somber Kitty this time. May is becoming the hero she always was but just did not know it, Can't wait to read the next and concluding book in the series. Glad I have got all three to hand - too often you end up with a long break between books and end up losing interest (Jim Butcher!!!) ...more
Jun 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book (2nd in a series) even more than the first! It had even more humor & heart. Also, a better stopping point for an ending (even though there is a book #3), than the cliff hanger #1 ended on (luckily I already had this book on hand when I finished the 1st one!!).
Jul 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
was a good read, but not as good as what the first story left me with. something from the first one felt missing in this one. still enjoyable.
Cecilia Rodriguez
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was ok
May Bird and her hairless cat, Somber Kitty, are trying to find a way
out of the Ever After.
The story has an odd style of humor similar to the movie: Beetlejuice.
Juliana Hernandez
“May Bird Among the Stars” is a thrilling book with so much emotion it almost feels like you're there with all of the characters. For example, when May gets a letter from the Lady of the North farm it reads “Home is behind you-the lady of the north farm” When she sees this she gets very confused and sad; it is so descriptive and the author uses these emotions to hook the reader. My favorite character was Pumpkin because he is very shy and lazy but he is daring enough to save May’s life many time ...more
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this series. I wish I had read them when I was younger! May Bird and Somber Kitty top my "favorite characters" list. ...more
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love these books soo much.
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This series is amazing. Once you start reading, you just can't put it down. ...more
Jenny Welu
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My favorite series from my childhood!
Ariel RG
Sep 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
If you liked watching 'nightmare before Christmas', 'Coraline' or 'the secret of nimh' then you'll like this dark but light setting and world of this book. ...more
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Amy Webster-Bo
Oct 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
loved the 2nd book , cant wait to read the 3rd one and find more of may's adventures ...more
Courtney Aguilar
Mar 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I basically forgot everything that happened in this book so reading it was so nerve racking.
Kailey (BooksforMKs)
3.5 stars
In this second May Bird book, May is fighting her way north to seek the help of the mysterious Lady of North Farm. With the help of her ghostly friends, May tries to find a way out of Ever After and back to the world of the living, but the evil tyrant, Bo Cleevil, is searching for her, and the only way out is to confront him directly.
Along the way, May and her crew meet friendly spirits, attend a few parties, sing a musical, and fight off zombies, evil ghouls, and goblins. They get froz
Aug 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Kind of like a cross between Alice in Wonderland and Beetlujuice the cartoon. At the end though it felt unfinished; not like it esd forcing the issue of a third book, but more like .. they forgot to write the final chapter or something. Too much unresolved; like life. I did not like the allusions to "I'm afraid for your mother," because nothing ever seemed to come of it. It led you astray from the story. The characters all kind of epitomized themselves; eg., you couldn't find a more Pumpkin-ey p ...more
Feb 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved to continue the previous book from the previous book! it was fun and mysterious. At every chapter it was a new experience, meeting new characters. The adventure was fun and exciting.
Andrea Gordon
Jan 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
May Bird and her ghoulish companions continue their adventures in the Ever After. May and her cat, Somber Kitty, were sucked in to the Afterlife through the swamp in Briery Woods. May is desperate to return home to her mother, but seems to be destined to play a role in ridding the Ever After of Evil Bo Cleevil.

May is convinced that the Lady of North Farm will help her find her way home. Beatrice is searching for her mother. Captain Fabbio is looking for his lost patrol. All are committed to help
Justyn Rampa
Apr 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens, fantasy
This is the second book in the May Bird trilogy and it was an utterly delightful read. The story is a blend of Coraline, Wizard of Oz, and Alice in Wonderland. A young girl, May Bird, is a unique individual is a bit of an outcast who accidentally stumbles into the world of Ever After (aka The After Life). There are some friends to be made as well as some enemies...oh...and there is the little matter of the prophecy that indicates perhaps that May Bird is meant for bigger things.

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