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Crookston Public Library J HAG (Text) 33500011937380 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780385371056 (ebk)
  • ISBN: 0385371047 (glb)
  • ISBN: 0385371039 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780385371032 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780385371049 (glb)
  • Physical Description: 371 pages : map ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, [2014]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Eleven-year-old Gabriel, with the help of the young raven Paladin, which whom he has a magical bond, travels to the foreboding land of Aviopolis, where he must face challenges and unanswerable riddles to rescue his long-missing father.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 9-12.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2014 September #1
    *Starred Review* Gabriel Finley has lived in his Brooklyn brownstone with his aunt since his father disappeared several years earlier. His mother has been gone since he was a baby. The thing he enjoys most is solving riddles, unaware that this skill will be essential when it comes to finding his father. Adult novelist Hagen offers a first-rate fantasy for middle-grade readers that pulls elements from other great stories. Like Harry Potter, Gabriel must use all his wits to secure two magical objects from a dark lord, his evil uncle Corax, who is part human, part raven. Like Lyra in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series, Gabriel has a daemon, the young raven Paladin, with whom his life is intertwined. And like Reynie in Trenton Lee Stewart's Mysterious Benedict Society books, Gabriel surrounds himself with a group of offbeat friends who each have their own problems to solve. Yet this story, told from several points of view, is fresh: full of ravens, riddles, and the ongoing urge to make things right in a world where much has gone wrong. Though the narrative is a bit choppy in places, the characters carry the day, with their humor and strength. Humor is, in fact, one of the book's selling points, often in the form of the characters' witty repartee. Middle-graders looking for a soaring fantasy that's not too hard, not too easy, will find this just right. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

George Hagen is the author of two novels for adults: The Laments, a Washington Post bestseller and recipient of the William Saroyan International Prize for writing, whichPublishers Weekly called “a funny, touching novel about the meaning of family;” andTom Bedlam, which was described by Booklist as “Dickensian in scope and spirit. . . . Shot through with humor, and populated with a cast of eccentric charmers.”

George had lived on three continents by the time he was twelve. The father of three children, he now lives in Brooklyn, New York. This is his first book for kids. To learn more about the author, visit

Subject: Adventure and adventurers Fiction
Voyages and travels Fiction
Magic Fiction
Missing persons Fiction
Ravens Fiction
Adventure stories
Voyages and travels Juvenile fiction
Magic Juvenile fiction
Missing persons Juvenile fiction
Ravens Juvenile fiction
Search Results Showing Item 8 of 15 Preferred library: Lake Agassiz Regional Library?

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