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Summary

In a time when hardship and famine rule the country, one boy finds an oasis of magic and the strength to fight for it.

The Dust Bowl uprooted a lot of families and orphaned even more children. No one knows this better than Nat, a teenager who rides the rails from town to town looking for work. After helping a girl accused of witchcraft, Nat stumbles upon a home for wayward children run by a vibrant woman named Camille. She takes in children who have been thrown away and teaches them how to use their untapped potential to do extraordinary things...like magic.

In this crazy new place, there are wonders he's never imagined possible. People who can paint portraits of ghosts, walk through walls, and hide windmills in thin air. But in a time of starvation and fear, Camille's magical home comes under attack from people who fear and discriminate against her. It is up to Nat and the other children to rally behind Camille to save their oasis in the dust from utter ruin.

©2019 Black Rose Writing (P)2019 Beacon Audiobooks

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  • 22-03-22

The narrator needs a vocabulary lesson

This is a wonderful and intriguing story great for a multitude of levels of readers. However the narration of this particular rendition is so heinous it is distracting from the excellent book itself. This narrator needs to learn how to pronounce words in the English language correctly and the burp's coughs and other interruptions are distracting from the narration. It's actually inspiring in a way to listen to because anyone, absolutely anyone, including a 5th grader could do better than this narrator at this story.