Post Script: Night Bird – Alice Hoffman

A delightful optimistic, wondrous magical little book!

Night Bird

Night Bird

Alice Hoffman

Simon & Schuster UK

ISBN: 9781471124228



Twig lives in a remote area of town with her mysterious brother and her mother, baker of irresistible apple pies. A new girl in town might just be Twig’s first true friend, and ally in vanquishing an ancient family curse. A spellbinding tale of modern folklore set in the Berkshires, where rumours of a winged beast draw in as much tourism as the town’s famed apple orchards.


My View:

This is a book that is written for the YA /middle grade readers but has a particularly charm, innocence and optimism that can feed the needs of readers of all ages. Filled with positive messages about living and let live, about celebrating who we are as individuals, about conservation and love… I think this is the prefect book for a classroom read along/read out loud – the words are light, they float in the air, an air that is filled with the smell of flowers and apples and spices. Delightful. Magical. The perfect classroom read or rainy day read – will uplift your spirits. And as an added bonus has a recipe for Pink Apple Pie at the very end of the book.


NB This book was provided for review by the publisher.



2 thoughts on “Post Script: Night Bird – Alice Hoffman

  1. I always like it when a story offers themes and things to think about, but still tells a great story. And extra points to any author who draws in young readers. Glad you enjoyed this, Carol!

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