Plain Kate lives in a time afraid of magic. She has a gift for carving 'lucky' wooden-charms. Known as Witch-Blade, her unusual gift attracts dangerous attention in a place where witches are burned. When her village falls on bad times, suspicion falls on Kate. Scared for her life, she seeks the... show more
Plain Kate lives in a time afraid of magic. She has a gift for carving 'lucky' wooden-charms. Known as Witch-Blade, her unusual gift attracts dangerous attention in a place where witches are burned. When her village falls on bad times, suspicion falls on Kate. Scared for her life, she seeks the help of a mysterious stranger. In exchange for her shadow, the stranger will assist her, but Kate becomes part of a terrifying plan, darker than she ever dreamed.
Publish date: 2011-03-01
Publisher: Chicken House
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Historical Fiction
, Middle Grade
, Young Adult Fantasy
In an world where unusual can be marked by death, Kate is the daughter of a carver. She's not old enough to be an apprentice but she loves carving wood. She carves luck-pieces for sale and her work is well-regarded. Until her father dies and her world starts to crumble and rumours of witchcraft s...
The Really Short Version:TAGGLE!The Short Version:Basically, any book with an awesome cat in it needs to GET. ON. MY. SHELF. And the cat in Wood Angel [aka Plain Kate] is so awesome, he singlehandedly lead to the creation of a designated shelf for all such noble felines, which I am calling “Rad Catz...
Ihr Name ist Katerina Svetlana, doch alle nennen sie nur Plain Kate. Sie ist die Tochter eines begabten Holzschnitzers und selber ungemein geschickt mit dem Messer. Dies hilft ihr zurechtzukommen, als ihr Vater an einer Krankheit stirbt, die schon viele im Ort dahingerafft hat. Doch eines Tages komm...
Oh, rip my heart out, why don't you? This is such a horrifying and sad book that again makes me ask the question: just what on earth is going on in the UK publishing world??? This book was released in the US as Plain Kate with a cover that features the protagonist walking along a rooftop with her ca...
There was only ever two books that made me cry - Before I Die by Jenny Downham and the Harry Potter book where Dumbledore dies. Now, there's a third. I'm not sure how to write a review that's fitting for a such an amazing book but heck, I'll try.Wood Angel is told like a fairy tale and I quickly fel...