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Silence and Stone

Silence and Stone

Illustrated by: Sandara Tang
For Ages: 7 - 10
Unicorns are now free, but other magical folk are still in hiding—except for one faerie, Alida, who is a prisoner in Lord Dunraven’s castle. That is, until she escapes and a fierce struggle begins. Alida fights to free the faeries from the terrible promise they were forced to make to Lord Dunraven—but Lord Dunraven is desperate to continue denying his people the hope they derive from the existence of magical beings.
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  • Aladdin | 
  • 128 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442413016 | 
  • July 2010 | 
  • Grades 2 - 5 | 
  • Lexile 550
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Chapter 1

Alida sat on her blanket, her wings folded.

The bed was far too big for her.

It had been built for a grown-up human to sleep in.

The old man had told her that.

She didn’t know his name.

She had no idea why he had lifted her out of her soft faerie’s-nest bed and brought her here so long ago.

The wagon wheels had bumped over the rutted road.

They had passed through two towns at night, the last one at the bottom of the hill below the castle. Both had been silent, the windows dark, everyone asleep.

The man had been very careful not to hurt her or scare her on... see more

About the Author

Kathleen Duey
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Kathleen Duey

Kathleen Duey’s works include the middle grade American Diaries and Survivors series, as well as the well-reviewed chapter book series The Unicorn’s Secret and its companion series, The Faeries’ Promise. She is also the National Book Award–nominated author of Skin Hunger. She lives in Fallbrook, California.




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