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FREE DOWNLOAD Nightingales Nest 107 Difficulties But then Mr King draws Little John into an impossible choice forced to choose between his family’s survival and a betrayal of Gayle that puts her future in jeopardy Inspired by a Hans Christian Andersen story Nightingale's Nest is an unforgettable novel about a boy with the weight of the world on his shoulders and a girl with the gift of healing in her voice. Within a few pages of this book I could feel the emotion of the story There are some books that you just know will touch you and will make you feel Loftin s Nightingale s Nest is certainly one of them The writing in this book is spectacular and demands to be read not only silently but aloud to a whole group This is a book that I found myself thinking about reading it to a class and discussing it with them I do not feel this way about all books Additionally there is a timeless uality to this story Though there are some things that hint at a present day world much of the story could pass for any time There is a classic feel to the storyLittle John and his grieving family The Emperor or Mr King and his greed Gayle and her song The Cutlins Gayle s foster family Ernest and his sister Isabelle Such great characters and everyone plays a role in this story My favorite linesYou can treally fix all the hurt things in the world That s not your job GayleShe sighed that broken sound again I know it s notBut I heard Gayle s voice as I left five words that stayed with me the rest of that week It s not your job eitherHurt loss forgiveness healing and all the decisions and conseuences that build on one another Just powerful The Ever of Callie and Kayden The Coincidence #8 into an The Chaperon Bride WITH Wayward Widow AND The Penniless Bride Historical S impossible choice forced to choose between his family’s survival and a betrayal of Gayle that puts her future Hans Brinker; or the Silver Skates A Story of Life in Holland in jeopardy Inspired by a Hans Christian Andersen story Nightingale's Nest Doc Featherstones Return Lost Shifters #24 is an unforgettable novel about a boy with the weight of the world on his shoulders and a girl with the gift of healing Tia and the Firefighter The Pleasure Of His Punishment​ #12 in her voice. Within a few pages of this book I could feel the emotion of the story There are some books that you just know will touch you and will make you feel Loftin s Nightingale s Nest Bright and Early Thursday Evening A Tangled Tale is certainly one of them The writing My valiant knight in this book The White Lantern is spectacular and demands to be read not only silently but aloud to a whole group This Dual Abduction Alien Abduction #3 is a book that I found myself thinking about reading Seven Wishes it to a class and discussing Stumptown Vol 1 it with them I do not feel this way about all books Additionally there The Natural Mind Waking Up Volume I is a timeless uality to this story Though there are some things that hint at a present day world much of the story could pass for any time There Surprised by Suffering is a classic feel to the storyLittle John and his grieving family The Emperor or Mr King and his greed Gayle and her song The Cutlins Gayle s foster family Ernest and his sister Isabelle Such great characters and everyone plays a role Fun with Zip and Zap Phonics chapter book in this story My favorite linesYou can treally fix all the hurt things The Hyde Park Headsman in the world That s not your job GayleShe sighed that broken sound again I know The Best American Science Writing 2006 it s notBut I heard Gayle s voice as I left five words that stayed with me the rest of that week It s not your job eitherHurt loss forgiveness healing and all the decisions and conseuences that build on one another Just powerful

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FREE DOWNLOAD Nightingales Nest 107 A powerful novel about friendship and family that calls to mind Bridge to Terabithia Twelve year old John Fischer Jr or Little John as he’s always been known is spending his summer helping his father with his tree removal business clearing brush for Mr King the wealthy owner of a chain of Texas dollar stores when he hears a beautiful song that transfixes him He follows t. Magical realism in children s novels is a rarity It s not unheard of but when children s authors want fantasy they write fantasy When they want reality they write reality A potentially uncomfortable mix of the two is harder to pull off Ambiguity is not unheard of in books for youth but it s darned hard to write Why go through all that trouble For that reason alone we don t tend to see it in children s books Kids like concrete concepts Good guys vs bad guys This is real vs this is a dream But a clever author one who respects the intelligence of their young audience can upset expectations without sacrificing their story When author Nikki Loftin decided to adapt Hans Christian Andersen s tale The Nightingale into a middle grade contemporary novel she made a conscious decision to make the book a work of magical realism A calculated risk Loftin s gambit pays off Nightingale s Nest is a painful but ultimately emotionally resonant tale of sacrifice and song A remarkably competent book stronger for its one of a kind choices It doesn t seem right that a twelve year old boy would carry around a guilt as deep and profound as Little John s But when you feel personally responsible for the death of your little sister it s hard to let go of those feelings It doesn t help matters any that John has to spend the summer helping his dad clear brush for the richest man in town a guy so extravagant the local residents just call him The Emperor It s on one of these jobs that John comes to meet and get to know The Emperor s next door neighbor Gayle About the age of his own sister when she died Gayle s a foster kid who prefers sitting in trees in her own self made nest to any other activity But as the two become close friends John notices odd things about the girl When she sings it s like nothing you ve ever heard before and she even appears to possibly have the ability to heal people with her voice It doesn t take long before The Emperor becomes aware of the treasure in his midst He wants Gayle s one of a kind voice and he ll do anything to have it The uestion is what does John think is important His family s livelihood or a the full throated song of one little girl How long did it take me to realize I was reading a middle grade adaptation of a Hans Christian Andersen short story Let me first tell you that when I read a book I try not to read even so much as a plot description beforehand so that the novel will stay fresh and clear in my mind With that understanding it s probably not the worst thing in the world that it took a 35 year old woman thirty nine pages before she caught on to what she was reading Still I have the nasty suspicion that many a savvy kid would have picked up on the theme before I did As it stands we ve seen Andersen adapted into middle grade novels for kids before Breadcrumbs for example is a take on his story The Snow ueen as well as some of his other stranger tales They say that he wrote The Nightingale for the singer Jenny Lind with whom he was in love All I know is that in the original tale the story concentrates on the wonders of the natural world vs the mechanical one In this book Loftin goes in a slightly different direction It isn t an over reliance on technology that s the problem here It s an inability to view our fellow human beings as just that Human beings Come to think of it maybe that s what Andersen was going for in the first place It was the writing of course that struck my attention first Loftin gives the book beautiful seuences filled with eually beautiful sentences There s a section near the end that tells a tale of a tree that fails to keep hold of a downy chick but is redeemed by saving another bird in a storm This section says succinctly everything you need to know about this book I can already see the children s book and discussion groups around the country that will get a kick out of picking apart this parable It s not a hard one to interpret but you wouldn t want it to beAs for the characters there wasn t a person here that I couldn t recognize as real I was uite taken with the fact that Loftin continually sidesteps a lot of the usual middle grade tropes Gayle s nasty foster brother Jeb for example could easily have been labeled the typical bully type character for this book Bullies in children s books after all have a tendency to be one note characters Jeb in contrast is capable of talking like a normal human being from time to time He s a horrible human being at other times but at least you get the sense that he s not just a walking two dimensional caricature It makes a difference The ending is going to be problematic for some folks It is not I should say unsatisfying I think even people who don t have a problem with what it says will only have a problem with HOW it goes about saying it But the end of the book goes so far as to make it clear that this story really doesn t take place in the real world in which we live The characters face real world problems but that doesn t preclude the presence of something magical There are things in heaven and earth Horatio and all that jazz For some readers this may feel like a kind of betrayal As if the author didn t have the guts to stay in the real world from start to finish but instead had to rely on something otherworldly for her climax I don t see it that way Loftin s choices seem very deliberate here from page one onward Just because something is magical that doesn t mean you can t interpret the book in other ways Don t like the supernatural element at the end Then why are you assuming it s real After all we re getting this whole story through Little John s perspective Who s to say he s the world s most reliable narrator Just because a book is written for children that doesn t mean you have to take it at face value In any case I don t believe the magic detracts in the least from what Loftin is saying here about the banality of poverty This isn t a book that romanticizes what it s like to be poor It s just Little John s everyday existence to a certain extent And with the introduction of The Emperor readers get to see firsthand how money or the lack thereof has a lot to do with self worth and what you have to do with your pride and sense of self worth when you re indebted to another person Little John witnesses firsthand his own father s humiliation at the hands of the Emperor and then finds himself in possession in a sense of something The Emperor wants But rather than give him power this just focuses the rich man s attention on the boy making him easy prey Better that you never have something the wealthy think that they need And as Little John says at one point What was right didn t have a thing to do with what was Reading the book I found it enormously painful But I at least had the wherewithal to realize that it was uniuely painful to me as a mother Any parent reading this is going to instantly fret and worry and think about Gayle s position in her foster home But for kids reading 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FREE DOWNLOAD Nightingales Nest 107 He melody and finds not a bird but a young girl sitting in the branches of a tall syca tree There’s something magical about this girl Gayle especially her soaring singing voice and Little John’s friendship with Gayle uickly becomes the one bright spot in his life for his home is dominated by sorrow over his sister’s death and his parents’ ever tightening financial. Review first posted on Views from the Tesseract I first heard about this book I couldn t wait to read it A middle grade fantasy with gorgeous cover art and a story that references Hans Christian Andersen s The Nightingale That s a surefire way to piue my interest Sometimes this backfires on me and my high hopes just don t live up to the actual text But after reading this I m happy to report it exceeded expectationsTwelve year old Little John is spending his summer in Texas working for his father clearing brush and trees from Mr King s property While he s working he hears someone singing and he s astonished to find the sweet voice to a little girl hiding out in a tree Young Gayle is something rare in Little John s life a bit of happiness in a life that has become shadowed by regret and loss This half wild girl sees Little John as her protector someone she s willing to trust and share her secrets with Secrets like the magic of her healing song But Little John s family is struggling to survive and when Mr King makes Little John an offer he ll have to choose between helping his family and betraying his new friend This is a story of growing up and the weight of responsibility A story of beauty and the price of betrayal A story of magic and hopeIf you re not familiar with Hans Christian Andersen s fairy tale The Nightingale you might want to look it up prior to reading this story but it s not strictly necessary Nikki Loftin uses the fairy tale imagery and elements evoking echoes of the tale but composes a contemporary story all her own As you might already guess from the summary and the fact that it draws on Andersen this isn t an easy story to read When the story opens Little John and his family are already suffering from deep pain and loss Little John is lost separated from the boyhood he had but nowhere near becoming a man When magic comes into his life it comes in the form of a waif of a girl who can sing with astonishing beauty and is in need of a friend and protector It s a hard story to read you can see the betrayals on the horizon and the bitter choices that Little John will make But it is also a beautiful story tinged with redemption and hope for a better dayThoughtful tween readers who enjoy a powerful story with a bittersweet ending will want to pick this one up It s a rare and beautiful treasure lightly brushed with magickay nielsenhans christian andersenthe nightingalemedNote An advanced reader copy was provided by the publisher

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    FREE READ Nightingales Nest DOWNLOAD [Nightingales Nest] AUTHOR Nikki Loftin Nikki Loftin ↠ 7 FREE DOWNLOAD Ashamed truly that I am just now reading this Nikki gave me this book when we first met several years ago at conference in Texas She is a delightful person and I'm pleased to say that we've become friends I think that was partially why I didn't read the book though What if that nice funny woman I met wrote a bad book? Also in my defense right after I got it we began to remodel our basement so that I could have

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    DOWNLOAD [Nightingales Nest] AUTHOR Nikki Loftin Review first posted on Views from the Tesseract I first heard about this book I couldn’t wait to read it A middle grade fantasy with gorgeous cover art and a story that references Hans Christian Andersen’s ”The Nightingale“? That’s a surefire way to piue my interest Sometimes this backfires on me and my high hopes just don’t live

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    DOWNLOAD [Nightingales Nest] AUTHOR Nikki Loftin Nikki Loftin ↠ 7 FREE DOWNLOAD FREE READ Nightingales Nest This book just did not appeal to me Little John's life is so painful his father is such a hideous character his mother is absent there is horrible fear of what Mr King did with Gayle other than record her voice the foster family is wretched none of this is mitigated by Gayle's magical flight at the story's conclusion

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    DOWNLOAD [Nightingales Nest] AUTHOR Nikki Loftin This is going to be one of those times when I read a book that everyone else seems to love and I just don't get it Riddled with sadness and ambiguity I didn't truly enjoy the story at all The closest I could come

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    FREE READ Nightingales Nest DOWNLOAD [Nightingales Nest] AUTHOR Nikki Loftin Nikki Loftin ↠ 7 FREE DOWNLOAD Within a few pages of this book I could feel the emotion of the story There are some books that you just know will touch you and will make you feel Loftin's Nightingale's Nest is certainly one of them The writing in this book is spectacular and demands to be read not only silently but aloud to a whole group Thi

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    DOWNLOAD [Nightingales Nest] AUTHOR Nikki Loftin A uniue example of magical realism for middle grades that manages to ground itself in authentic emotions and the too rarely seen reality of poverty Little John is an entirely sympathetic conflicted character forced to make tough decisions and worrying too much about grown up problems While the adults in his life seem to fail him they all have hidden complexity and even the Emperor vaccilates between appearing evil and pitiable And

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    DOWNLOAD [Nightingales Nest] AUTHOR Nikki Loftin DOWNLOAD ò eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Nikki Loftin FREE READ Nightingales Nest I think I just get too grumpy about magical realism maybe I really liked the realistic parts of this really powerful look at a family being torn apart by grief and poverty but view spoilerlike was she an angel or a bird or WHAT just like why

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