During a storm, Shade is swept out over the ocean -- away from his family, his friends, and the only life he has ever known.
Shade is a young Silverwing bat, the runt of his colony...
... determined to prove himself on the long and dangerous winter migration to Hibernaculum, millions of wingbeats to the south. During a storm, Shade is swept out over the ocean -- away from his family, his friends, and the only life he has ever known. Alone and frightened as winter fast approaches and temperatures plunge, Shade sets out on a remarkable journey to rejoin his colony to the south.
• Mr Christie's Book Award for 12 and Up
• Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children
• Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association
• Blue Heron Award
• CNIB Talking Book Award
• Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award
• Red Cedar Book Award (B.C.)
• Hackmatack Atlantic Readers' Choice Award
• Maud Hart Lovelace Readers' Choice Award (Minnesota)
• SNCF Prix 2002 du livre de Jeunesse (Roman enfants category)
• Banco del Libro Award (IBBY South America)
• Ruth Schwartz Award
• Pennsylvania Readers' Choice Award
• Rebecaa Caudill Readers' Choice Award (Illinois)
• Black-Eyed Susan Book Award (Maryland)
Now available in a handsome new 10th anniversary hardcover edition with 24 interior illustrations by artist David Frankland, and a foreward by Kenneth Oppel.
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