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About the author:
Laura Koerber is an artist who lives on an island with her husband and her two dogs. She has always entertained herself by telling herself stories. As a child, she used to like going to bed because she could lie awake under the covers and run movies in her head. Later, as an adult, she enjoyed long distance driving for the opportunity to spend hours writing novels in her imagination. Now Laura divides her retirement time between dog rescue, care for disabled people, political activism, and yes, she still tells herself stories while she is driving. Her first book, The Dog Thief and Other Stories, was listed by Kirkus Review as one of the One Hundred Best Books of 2015.
The Listener's Tale
Book One of the "Our Side" Collection
Anna didn't even know she had an aunt. Aunt Moira had appeared the day after Anna's parents died in a car crash: a tall grey figure through the screen door, silhouetted against the bright sun. The neighbors welcomed her-they were relieved to get Anna off their hands and into the custody of a relative.
But Anna hadn't warmed to her aunt or her pug, whose eyes eerily tracked Anna's every move. Something wasn't right; her investigation leads to a world she's never seen and even more relatives who live in a quirky village-a village where singers dance in the sky, the elders are hundreds of years old, and everyone has access to magic.
At first bemused, then charmed, Anna settles in to live with her new-found relations-and unravel the mystery of who is trying to kill her.
The Listener's Tale is a charming fantasy for young teen readers or the young at heart.
- Publication Date:
- 1946044059 / 9781946044051
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic