Monday, March 12, 2012

The Aviary

The Aviary
by Kathleen O' Dell
Alfred A. Knopf, 2011. 339 pages. Fiction.

Because of her weak heart, Clara Dooley has lived her whole life within the walls of the run down Glendoveer mansion. When old Mrs. Glendoveer dies, Clara's world is turned upside down. She quickly discovers that there are dark and possibly magical secrets hidden within the old mansion. Especially concerning the birds housed within the Glendoveer aviary. This story has the same ageless feel as books like The Secret Garden and A Little Princess. A touch of magic and the hint of a ghost story makes this a timeless tale for any readers who love a good mystery.

1 comment:

Ms. Yingling said...

Several people have mentioned this, so I have it on hold at the library.