A Falcon Hatches

Today’s the pub date for Susan Fletcher’s  “Falcon in the Glass”, a fantasy adventure set in Renaissance Venice, and we’re celebrating by giving away a copy.

falcon in the glass

From Indiebound:

In Venice in 1487, the secrets of glassblowing are guarded jealously. Renzo, a twelve-year-old laborer in a glassworks, has just a few months to prepare for a test of his abilities, and no one to teach him. If he passes, he will qualify as a skilled glassblower. If he fails, he will be expelled from the glassworks. Becoming a glassblower is his murdered father’s dying wish for him, and the means of supporting his mother and sister. But Renzo desperately needs another pair of hands to help him turn the glass as he practices at night.

One night he is disturbed by a bird—a small falcon—that seems to belong to a girl hiding in the glassworks. Soon Renzo learns about her and others like her—the bird people, who can communicate with birds and are condemned as witches. He tries to get her to help him and discovers that she comes with baggage: ten hungry bird-kenning children who desperately need his aid. Caught between devotion to his family and his art and protecting a group of outcast children, Renzo struggles for a solution that will keep everyone safe in this atmospheric adventure.

Susan Fletcher is the author of the very popular “Dragon Chronicles”, as well as other award winning novels. You can visit her at Susan.Fletcher. com

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Tricia is the author of many books for middle grade, most recently "Every Single Second" (HarperCollins) and the third book in the Cody series, "Cody and the Rules of Life" (Candlewick Press). A frequent speaker at schools, libraries, and conferences, she lives in Cleveland OH. You can find out more about her and her work at www.triciaspringstubb.com
  1. This book looks very interesting and intriguing. I’d love to read it.

  2. Love the idea…especially the conflicts the main character has to deal with. Looking forward to reading this book.

  3. The book sounds fantastic!

  4. Wonderful cover art and the plot sounds very intriguing. Would love to read it!

  5. What a unique idea for a book. I’m looking forward to reading it!