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The Bone Flute
By author: Patricia Bow
Selling Points: "fantasy, flute, quest, adventure"
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Sep/01/2004
Pages: 144
Fiction Ages 10+
Price:  $8.95
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An outline of treetops formed behind him through the walls of the house. The fire in the windows turned pale yellow, then green, then blue, a watery shadow printed on the trees. And then the house, with its brass, its ivy, and its fiery windows, melted into the night.

Camrose, a perfectly normal 12-year-old, has inherited responsibility for an ancient bone flute, an object of quest for two time-wandering rivals, one of them lord of the Otherworld. With the help of her friend Mark and the not-quite-human Miranda, Camrose braves fire and much worse to claim the flute and restore it to its rightful—and unexpected—owner.
Booklist - April 18, 2005
"Well-paced suspense."
Canadian Children's Book News - April 1, 2005
"A mysterious adventure."
Resource Links - November 15, 2004
"The creepy suspense is extremely well conveyed." "Very enjoyable entertainment."
Canadian Book Review Annual - November 15, 2004
"A tantalizing blend of mystery, adventure, and fantasy that keeps readers on the edge of their seats from start to finish." "Highly recommended."
CM Magazine - October 15, 2004
" . . . an intricate, suspenseful plot . . ." " . . . rich with detail . . ." "This talented author's second contribution to the English market is nothing short of a total success, and children's literature in Canada is all the better for it." "Highly Recommended."


CCBC Our Choice, commended  CA  2005
Red Cedar nominee, short-listed  CA  2007
Silver Birch nominee, short-listed  CA  2006
Langley Book of the Year nominee, commended  CA  2007

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