Margaret and the Moth Tree

Kari Trogen, Brit Trogen

Lemony Snicket meets Charlotte's Web in this spellbinding story about a quiet, brown-haired orphan named Margaret trapped in a dreadful orphanage run by the sinister, beautiful Miss Switch. After an unsuccessful attempt to alert authorities to Miss Switch's tyranny, Margaret is forced to endure a life of complete silence. But the new state of affairs proves to be more blessing than curse. You see, Margaret can hear things other people cannot. And on one incredible day, Margaret hears tiny voices coming from a strange, thorny tree and discovers a community of playful moths. Together Margaret and the moths prepare a plan to end Miss Switch's reign of terror and provide a better life for everyone.

978-1-55453-993-2 | Sep 1, 2012
List Price: USD $7.99, CAD $7.99

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Awards & Reviews

“A charming story of magical realism.”
— School Library Journal, April 2012
“Lightness of narrative tone affords the story's thought-provoking, dark, and poignant moments their place without slowing momentum.”
— Horn Book, July 2012
2013 - Silver Birch Express Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
2012 - Best Bets, Middle Grade Fiction, Ontario Library Association, Long-listed

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