Wunder is a miracologist. He has collected miracles for most of his life. His parents told him he was a miracle, so no one knows more about miracles than him. When Wunder’s little sister is born, she will need a miracle. But this time, there is no miracle. His little sister dies after only eight days, but Wunder already loves her. His mother won’t come out of her room. His father works all the time. His friends never ask him about his sister. An odd girl named Faye demands Wunder come with her to the cemetery and to an old house in the woods. A witch lives there, and Faye is convinced she can help Wunder with his grief. It is a difficult and strange journey.
Jess Redman has written a stunning debut novel that will help youngsters deal with grief — their own or that of their friends — while being enthralled with a magical, fantastical story filled with wondrous characters, gorgeous writing, and great hope. Although the subject is serious, Redman handles it deftly and brings lightness and some humor to it. This book deserves a much wider audience than its intended middle-grade readers. Don’t miss this one.
|Page Count||320 pages|
|Publisher||Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
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