The Woman Who Turned Children into Birds

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I started reading The Woman Who Turned Children Into Birds because the title sounds crazy and I had to see how this could happen! The answer to exactly how the woman turns the children into birds isn’t said, but it is all with magic. The story is about an old woman who comes to town and people are afraid of her because they have heard rumors about what she can do, and they don’t want anything to do with that! It starts with one curious girl who goes up to the woman, and when she becomes a bird, she realizes that she loves it! All of the kids love it, but the parents and adults are upset and scared. Will it ever be okay for the woman to make the kids happy by turning them into birds?

I hadn’t read a story like this one before, which is why it looked interesting to me. I found it interesting while reading it, but also felt confused at times when I couldn’t tell who was talking on the pages or why they said what they did. Overall, I did enjoy reading it and liked the imagination in the story.

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Author David Almond, Laura Carlin
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Candlewick Press
Publish Date 18-Oct-2022
ISBN 9781536219968
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Issue January 2023
Category Children's