May Bird and the Ever After

May Bird and the Ever After

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Most people aren't very comfortable in the woods, but the woods of Briery Swamp fit May Bird like a fuzzy mitten. There, she is safe from school and the taunts and teases of kids who don't understand her. Hidden in the trees, May is a warrior princess, and her cat, Somber Kitty, is her brave guardian.

Then May falls into the lake.

When she crawls out, May finds herself in a world that most certainly does not feel like a fuzzy mitten. In fact it is a place few living people have ever seen. Here, towns glow blue beneath zipping stars and the people -- people? -- walk through walls. Here the Book of the Dead holds the answers to everything in the universe. And here, if May is discovered, the horrifyingly evil Bo Cleevil will turn her into nothing.

May Bird must get out.

Fast.

Within these pages, Jodi Lynn Anderson shares with us the beginning of May Bird's daring journey into the Ever After, a haunting place where true friends -- and one terrible foe -- await her on every corner.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2005.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780689869235
0689869231
Branch Call Number: j F ANDERSON
Characteristics: 317 pages Ill., map ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Gore, Leonid

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Birdcat
Mar 30, 2012

I actually found this a bit boring, but it was well-written as well as very original. I tried to get my mom to let me read this when I was seven years old, she said no, I tried again when I was nine, she said no again, and I tried yet again when I was thirteen and she finally said yes. After reading this book I honestly don't know what she was afraid of, and I think the only reason I found it boring was because I'm older now and I don't find it as interesting as I would've found it when I was ten or eleven years old.

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Beth86
May 28, 2010

I enjoyed reading this book. It was a simple read, but fun. Kids who like their books on the scary and odd side would like this.

ioanadragalin Sep 20, 2008

This was a very interesting book to read. It shows how some people are brave and courageous enough to suck it up and help other people even when they themselves are in danger. A very touching book, and very enjoyably, though slightly dark at times.

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Sparrow99
Aug 17, 2008

This book shows how some kids are lonely but when they have people supporting them they can do whatever they want to. With a touch of horror and hilarity this book is definatly one that you should read.

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Hollywood206
Jun 16, 2012

Hollywood206 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

ioanadragalin Sep 20, 2008

ioanadragalin thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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ioanadragalin Sep 20, 2008

A ten year old girl named May Ellen Bird falls into the lake while exploring the woods behind her house and wakes up in the Ever After; a place where all who die go to live. Live people are forbidden to live here and any found will be disintegrated by the Boogie Man. May Bird must find a way to save all of the Ever After while simultaneously find a way home to her mother who is sick with worry.

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