The Nest by Kenneth Oppel audiobook

The Nest

By Kenneth Oppel
Read by Gibson Frazier

3.20 Hours 10/06/2015 Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781442391277

Steve just wants to save his baby brother—but what will he lose in the bargain? This is a haunting gothic tale for fans of Coraline, from acclaimed author Kenneth Oppel (Silverwing, The Boundless).For some kids summer is a sun-soaked season of fun. But for Steve, it’s just another season of worries. Worries about his sick newborn baby brother who is fighting to survive, worries about his parents who are struggling to cope, even worries about the wasp’s nest looming ominously from the eaves. So when a mysterious wasp queen invades his dreams, offering to “fix” the baby, Steve thinks his prayers have been answered. All he has to do is say “Yes.” But “yes” is a powerful word. It is also a dangerous one. And once it is uttered, can it be taken back? Celebrated author Kenneth Oppel creates an eerie masterpiece in this compelling story that explores disability and diversity, fears and dreams, and what ultimately makes a family.

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Summary

Summary

Steve just wants to save his baby brother—but what will he lose in the bargain? This is a haunting gothic tale for fans of Coraline, from acclaimed author Kenneth Oppel (Silverwing, The Boundless).

For some kids summer is a sun-soaked season of fun. But for Steve, it’s just another season of worries. Worries about his sick newborn baby brother who is fighting to survive, worries about his parents who are struggling to cope, even worries about the wasp’s nest looming ominously from the eaves. So when a mysterious wasp queen invades his dreams, offering to “fix” the baby, Steve thinks his prayers have been answered.

All he has to do is say “Yes.” But “yes” is a powerful word. It is also a dangerous one. And once it is uttered, can it be taken back?

Celebrated author Kenneth Oppel creates an eerie masterpiece in this compelling story that explores disability and diversity, fears and dreams, and what ultimately makes a family.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Oppel uses a dark and disturbing lens to produce an unnerving psychological thriller.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“With subtle, spine-chilling horror at its heart, this tale of triumph over monsters—both outside and in—is outstanding…Expect ample buzz.” Booklist (starred review)
“Compelling and accessible.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Emotionally haunting…This affecting middle grade psychological thriller is recommended as a first purchase.” School Library Journal (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Kenneth Oppel

Author Bio: Kenneth Oppel

Kenneth Oppel is the author of numerous books for young readers. His award-winning Silverwing trilogy has sold over a million copies worldwide and been adapted as an animated TV series and stage play. Airborn won a Michael L. Printz Honor Book Award and the Canadian Governor General’s Literary Award for children’s literature; its sequel, Skybreaker, was a New York Times bestseller and was named Children’s Novel of the Year by the Times. Born on Canada’s Vancouver Island, he now resides in Toronto with his wife and children.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Action & Adventure
Runtime: 3.20
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English