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The Whispering Wars. #2 / Jaclyn Moriarty ; [illustrations by Davide Ortu]

Moriarty, Jaclyn, (author.). Ortu, Davide, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Climax Public Library J MOR (Text) 33500013153549 New Available -
Fertile Public Library J MOR (Text) 33500013153556 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781338255874
  • ISBN: 1338255878
  • ISBN: 9781338255898
  • ISBN: 1338255894
  • Physical Description: 405 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published: Crows Nest NSW Australia : Allen & Unwin Childrens, 2018 under the title, The slightly alarming tale of the Whispering wars.
Summary, etc.:
"Told in multiple voices, after students from elite Brathelthwaite Boarding School and the Orphanage School compete in the Spindthrift Tournament, they team up to face the Whisperers"--Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    *Starred Review* Finlay and Honey Bee meet when his orphanage and her boarding school face off in Spindrift's local track-and-field tournament. This kicks off an escalating chain of class-driven prank warfare between the two schools—until an actual war breaks out across the various magical kingdoms of their land. Children are being kidnapped by mind-controlling Whisperers, whose nation is in league with witches, ghouls, and violent radish gnomes. When Finlay, Honey Bee, and their classmates are visited by two children from the future (including Bronte from Moriarty's 2018 series starter The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone), they are tasked with rescuing the stolen children and ending the war. Their mission requires the events to be recorded, so the story is presented in delightfully self-aware epistolary chapters, alternating between Finlay and Honey Bee. Moriarty works wonders with this form, weaving it seamlessly into the narrative without sacrificing excitement, and the two protagonists put on a true show with their playful back-and-forth. It's a wickedly clever book—anchored by rich world building and several vibrant, quirky, sympathetic characters—and while touching lightly on the injustices of war and social class, it manages to be sheer fun without sacrificing emotional weight. This novel stands perfectly alone, but readers won't be able to resist the call to return to such a wonderfully magical world. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    *Starred Review* Finlay and Honey Bee meet when his orphanage and her boarding school face off in Spindrift's local track-and-field tournament. This kicks off an escalating chain of class-driven prank warfare between the two schools—until an actual war breaks out across the various magical kingdoms of their land. Children are being kidnapped by mind-controlling Whisperers, whose nation is in league with witches, ghouls, and violent radish gnomes. When Finlay, Honey Bee, and their classmates are visited by two children from the future (including Bronte from Moriarty's 2018 series starter The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone), they are tasked with rescuing the stolen children and ending the war. Their mission requires the events to be recorded, so the story is presented in delightfully self-aware epistolary chapters, alternating between Finlay and Honey Bee. Moriarty works wonders with this form, weaving it seamlessly into the narrative without sacrificing excitement, and the two protagonists put on a true show with their playful back-and-forth. It's a wickedly clever book—anchored by rich world building and several vibrant, quirky, sympathetic characters—and while touching lightly on the injustices of war and social class, it manages to be sheer fun without sacrificing emotional weight. This novel stands perfectly alone, but readers won't be able to resist the call to return to such a wonderfully magical world. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jaclyn Moriarty is the award-winning author of A Corner of White, The Cracks in the Kingdom, A Tangle of Gold, The Year of Secret Assignments, The Murder of Bindy Mackenzie, The Ghosts of Ashbury High, and The Spell Book of Listen Taylor. A former media and entertainment lawyer, Jaclyn grew up in Sydney, Australia, lived in the United States, Canada, and UK, and now lives in Sydney again. She is very fond of chocolate, blueberries, and sleep.

Subject: Orphans > Juvenile fiction.
Missing children > Juvenile fiction.
Social classes > Juvenile fiction.
Magic > Juvenile fiction.
Schools > Juvenile fiction.
Fantasy > Juvenile fiction.
Orphans > Fiction.
Missing children > Fiction.
Social classes > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Fantasy.
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Orphans & Foster Homes.
Fantasy.
Magic.
Missing children.
Orphans.
Schools.
Social classes.
Genre: Fiction.
Juvenile works.
Fantasy fiction.

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