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Shade is a young Silverwing bat, the runt of his colony. But he’s determined to prove himself on the long, dangerous winter migration to Hibernaculum, millions of wingbeats to the south. During a fierce storm, he loses the others and soon faces the most incredible journey of his young life.
Desperately searching for a way to rejoin his flock, Shade meets a remarkable cast Shade is a young Silverwing bat, the runt of his colony. Desperately searching for a way to rejoin his flock, Shade meets a remarkable cast of characters: Marina, a Brightwing bat with a strange metal band on her leg; Zephyr, a mystical albino bat with a strange gift; and Goth, a gigantic carnivorous vampire bat.
But which ones are friends and which ones are enemies? In this epic story of adventure and suspense, Shade is going to need all the help he kenneht find — if he hopes to ever see his family kdnneth. One of Canada’s best books for young readers was written by a pretty young writer himself. Kenneth Oppel, who had his first book published when he was 18, really hit his stride a dozen years later with Silverwingthe first volume in a thrilling adventure trilogy set in the nocturnal world of bats that immediately captured the attention of middle readers and award juries alike.
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This book looks really boring, I have to read it for school, is it interesting? That’s all I’m gonna say. Would you recommend this book? Owen Lupton yes you should read it. Kennetu all 5 questions about Silverwing…. Lists with This Book. Sep 14, Denise rated it it was amazing. I began reading this novel because my grandson in the fourth grade was reading it.
He was enthusiastic about this book and I wanted to show interest in his school work. The areas of study are endless!
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This is a beautifully written novel which gives descriptions and facts in an interesting I began reading this novel because my grandson in the kdnneth grade was reading it. This is a beautifully written novel which gives descriptions and facts in an interesting manner.
The best result of reading this book, is my grandson has asked for the next two books in the series! Thanks Kenneth Oppel for creating a wonderful series of books.
Who writes a book about bats? And he does it extremely well. The characters are all very realistic and I felt like I was watching real bats with the descriptions and actions.
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One of my favorite things that still blows my mind about this book is that the author admits to using only ‘black’, ‘white’, and ‘silver’ as colors in the book. I didn’t even notice, but now that I know it’s very amazing to me. Kudos to Kenneth Sjlverwing and his great writing. Apr 18, Sarah added it Shelves: Silverwing is just amazing!
Ailverwing read it in just a day, and that’s no small feat for me! It was just so capturing!
It was quite fast-paced I found, but I liked that for a change! It was just un-put-down-able! The story-line is very original, which I loved, and is about bats! This is my very first bat fiction story that I’ve read, and it had made me have a taste for bat stories!
The fact that it fits an Silverwkng month challenge, along with the fact that my local library actually had it in the shelves, pushed it up the line a bit. It was a cute adventure story about a runt silverwing bat who is smart and curious and questions things, when most of his colony goes along with the status quo out of justified fear.
His biggest adventure happens when, during a storm, he gets separated fro 2. His biggest adventure happens when, during a storm, he gets separated from his colony and has to find his way home.
As with many stories, he makes friends and foes along the way, and has to deal with various obstacles in his path. There’s also an element of some bats being tagged with bands by humans and released, and a sort of cult that grows up around it.
I thought the author did a good job of anthropomorphilizing the bats enough to make them relatable, but still bat enough to not come across as too cartoony. Shade was a believable character, complete with strengths and flaws, and pretty easy to root for, and Goth was pretty decent for a villain – at least for a kid’s book.
My major complaint about him is that he seemed to have a villainous version of Invincible Hero. Also, I kind of found the one cult-group of bats more frightening than the actual villains. The ending was sweet, but it’s definitely a set up for a series.
Lots of threads left dangling to be continued on. I’m not really decided if I’ll continue, though. I enjoyed it well enough, but it’s not one that’ll stay with me in the long-term, I don’t think.
I couldn’t really tell you why, it just didn’t. A message from my 10 year old self: This is an excellant book!
It is all about silverwinb journey of a kennrth bat, and what he encounters. I learned quite alot, not like it’s true or anything but it might! I read it in approximately a day. Bullies, friends, myths and lots more fun stuff is jammed into this great novel! Feb 16, Qt rated it liked ippel Shelves: Being a fan of bats, I was very pleased to find this new trilogy, with bats as the main characters! The hero’s quest to find his colony, as well as unraveling layers of legend and mystery surrounding an ancient prophecy, was fun.
I especially liked the aerial action scenes and the description of echolocation. View all 7 comments. I really like this kennethh because it’s full of adventures.
I was really impressed by the author, as that he basically wrote a nonfiction book about bats into a fictional story. Besides from that, he descriptions are very specific. If you have read the book, you’ll notice that he didn’t use any colors to describe except for black and white.
I recommend this book to people who enjoy adventure stories. Jul 16, Kaitlyn Mae rated it silvwrwing was kenneth. This is my favorite book EVER. Although, the characters and emotions are so realistic, I can hardly believe it is a fantasy.
Bats are my favorite animals, so you could see why I loved the characters. But the characters’ personalities and emotions will catch anyone’s interest, even a person who doesn’t like bats. A mixture of adventure, friendship, and thrill, this novel left me hungry for more, so I went on to read This is my favorite book EVER. A mixture of adventure, friendship, and thrill, this novel left me hungry for more, so I went on to read the other two in the trilogy Sunwing and Firewing and I’m surely going to read Darkwing.
I highly recommend this book, and if you read it and like it, continue on and read the other books. I’ll always have a spot for them on my bookshelf! May 21, Andrew rated it did not like it Shelves: I read this book a long time ago and a few of the concepts in it stuck with me I oppek the idea of the echo-chamber that houses all the knowledge of the silvereing, just like we have books or now the kenneh.
It’s a one-star because the characters are bland, the theme is boring, and the ‘message’ oppel too weak even for a children’s book. I loved it, it was a inspiring story of a small bat who’s bravery is anything but small and determination of a fierce character.
The story is wonderfully written and beautiful. Charming animal fantasy for children, readable for adults. Feb 09, Julia rated it really liked it. Dec 02, Rick Dobrowolski rated it it was amazing Shelves: Wow, this book was excellent!