Steve just wants to save his baby brother—but what will he lose in the bargain? This is a haunting gothic tale for fans of Coraline, from acclaimed author Kenneth Oppel (Silverwing, The Boundless) with illustrations from Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen.For some kids summer is a sun-soaked season... show more
Steve just wants to save his baby brother—but what will he lose in the bargain? This is a haunting gothic tale for fans of Coraline, from acclaimed author Kenneth Oppel (Silverwing, The Boundless) with illustrations from Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen.For some kids summer is a sun-soaked season of fun. But for Steve, it’s just another season of worries. Worries about his sick newborn baby brother who is fighting to survive, worries about his parents who are struggling to cope, even worries about the wasp’s nest looming ominously from the eaves. So when a mysterious wasp queen invades his dreams, offering to “fix” the baby, Steve thinks his prayers have been answered. All he has to do is say “Yes.” But “yes” is a powerful word. It is also a dangerous one. And once it is uttered, can it be taken back? Celebrated author Kenneth Oppel creates an eerie masterpiece in this compelling story that explores disability and diversity, fears and dreams, and what ultimately makes a family. Includes illustrations from celebrated artist Jon Klassen.
Publish date: 2015-10-06
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleI had no idea what this book was about going into it. I saw it at the library and needed an audiobook that was approximately three hours for my commute. The back cover didn't really give much information, but I was intrigued by the cover art. I was not...
The first time I saw them, I thought they were angels. - first sentence Well, this was a bit quirky. I liked it, but I didn't love it. Steve is a worrier, and what he worries about most nowadays is his baby brother. His parents are worried too. The baby has things wrong with him, and he isn't s...
A very uniquely told story. I have never read anything like this. A story about wasps and how a boy deals with his fear of them? It's all very interesting and I don't know what else to say! I will say that Oppel's writing is really good. He has the type of writing style that makes you want to keep w...