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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fertile Public Library J DUR (Text) 33500013069604 New Checked out 02/11/2020
Moorhead Public Library J DUR (Text) 33500013069612 New Available -
Warroad Public Library j DUR (Text) 35500006180150 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781328973429
  • ISBN: 1328973425
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: Boston ; Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2019]

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Naturally quiet since birth, Mina and her stormbeast, Pixit, lead others like themselves in defying authority and attempting to spread the truth that Alorria's idyllic weather comes at a steep cost.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 April #2
    *Starred Review* Alorria is a perfect land of sunshine, gentle rain, and breezes whenever needed, as its weather is controlled by storm beasts and their guardians. Here, quiet Mina and her family live. Things for Mina are about to change drastically, as her storm-egg hatches after two years to reveal that her storm beast, Pixit, is a lightning beast. Her family thinks there's been a mistake; how can Mina, with her quiet, gentle nature, control a lightning beast? But off she and Pixit go to Mytris Lightning School in the Northwest Barrens. Frightened and excited, Mina wants terribly to succeed with Pixit, although mishaps seem to constantly beset them. When they fly off course in a practice storm, both are injured and cared for by people across the mountains whom Mina didn't know existed. This leads to the pair's life mission: to make the people of Alorria understand their perfect world is creating chaos for the rest of the world. Durst's fantasy is fascinating and powerful, requiring only a modicum of suspension of disbelief. The well-developed characters represent typical preteens, from the shy but deep-thinking Mina to her boisterous roommate to their two adventure-hungry teammates. The underlying theme of the book reminds readers that it only takes one spark from one child to change the world. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Sarah Beth Durst is the author of fantasy novels for children, teens, and adults. Winner of the Mythopoeic Award and an ALA Alex Award and thrice nominated for the Andre Norton Award for YA Science Fiction and Fantasy, she lives in New York. Visit her online at and on Twitter @sarahbethdurst.

Subject: Quietude > Juvenile fiction.
Dragons > Juvenile fiction.
Weather > Juvenile fiction.
Fantasy > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Fiction.
Juvenile works.

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