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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (395 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David J. Franco Narrator: Juliet Prew Publisher: Spoken Word Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2012 ISBN:
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Poor young Robin loses his kite at the beach, but shortly after discovers a bottle washed ashore containing a torn paper bird. Taking it home with him, he is unaware of the magical power this paper bird possesses. Soon he is carried away on a journey that will affect the lives of both the Boy and the Bird.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nora | 2/5/2014

    " Another book for the DO NOT READ shelf. I've read a couple of books lately from what I am calling the "oversensitive child" genre. It must come from adults having too much therapy or something. And from not having any real children. Can you say "Cipher in the Snow," only beautifully written? Beautiful writing is no excuse for morose, completely hopeless, depressing content. Sorry! but I've seen real children suffer excruciatingly and survive--this is not real, it's just depressing. Put down the book and go volunteer somewhere. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison O'keefe | 1/28/2014

    " Just so devastating. When I finished reading this book I just sat there feeling like Hartnett had pulled my heart out in small pieces throughout the whole thing and I just had nothing left. As a parent I found it very scary; but I liked that it pointed out that children will always manage to blame themselves for the things that happen around and to them even if its not their fault. Just the smallest misunderstanding and such horrible consequences can occur. An amazing read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shane | 1/8/2014

    " A simple story with a twist that you can see coming, but hope like hell doesn't happen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Ann | 1/4/2014

    " This book got me hooked. Like Adrian I had a lot of fears (and I was also terrified on the thought of being locked up in a mall then) but some of them aren't real. It was kind of depressing. There was truth on this book and it is how fragile a child heart is. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 12/23/2013

    " The writing was really good here, but the story line fizzled at the end. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Steph | 12/23/2013

    " I read this many many years ago and quite enjoyed it. Gave it another go this week and it didn't do anything for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lulu | 12/15/2013

    " Such simply beautiful, sweet and heartbreaking story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lesley | 12/13/2013

    " Another book that makes you want to know what is going on and kept me reading, but solves nothing in the end and left me quite confused. Reminds me of a book I would have to read for an English class and then write essays that debated what we thought. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shawnnita | 12/13/2013

    " While this story was very well written and thought provoking, I yearned for something great to happen Adrian. I guess considering his challenges through out the book the ending may have been that one great thing. I'll leave it up to you to be the judge. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 pjreads ♫ | 12/5/2013

    " Overly sentimental at the very end, but all-in-all very well done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorelle Catalano | 12/2/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book, though so many unanswered questions! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Summer | 11/27/2013

    " Holy moly. This might be one of the more depressing books I've ever read. Yes, it's beautiful, and yes, Hartnett paints a genuine portrait of loss in all its forms, but damn. I'm glad I read this, but I don't think I'll be able to read it again until I'm in a better mood. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jo | 10/11/2013

    " Written beautifully, but pretty depressing. There were no high points for our protagonist, things just got worse and worse. Poor kid, I felt so sad for him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christel | 5/15/2013

    " Stunning! It was so beautifully written; I felt like I was reading a poem. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sophie | 4/11/2013

    " Creepy and saddening, but sort of... poignant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yasemin | 2/10/2013

    " That's a whole lot for a little boy who just wants acceptance and belonging to have to go through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie | 1/25/2013

    " Devastatingly heartbreaking. Harnett definitely does not conform to the "all books for young people must have a happy ending." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenna Smith | 6/10/2012

    " This is only a short book about a young boy and his troubles. I found myself completely drawn into this story; it is mostly dark and sad but maybe that's why i liked it so much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 5/22/2012

    " While the residents of his town concern themselves with the disappearance of three children, a lonely, rejected nine-year-old boy worries that he may inherit his mother's insanity. "

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