Flight of the Raven by Stephanie Tolan

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Devastated by the dismantling of the group home where the “Ark Kids” discovered their extraordinary mental powers, and overwhelmed by the violence of an eco-terrorist bombing, Elijah has fled into the Adirondack wilderness, intending to leave a world he cannot save. But he is found by the terrorists and taken to their hidden compound, where a raven, like the one he becomes in his dreams, urges him to survive. Sharing a house with Amber and Kenny, the children of the terrorist leader, and their American Indian stepmother, he retreats into what he calls “dreamtime.” But he cannot deny his growing mental connection with Amber. Could she, too, be an Ark Kid? She has been taught that to save the planet from technological development, there must be “necessary losses,” like the deaths in the recent bombing. But faced with the reality of her father’s planned apocalypse, Amber at last begins to question her upbringing. Can the raven’s flight save her, Elijah and the world?

About Stephanie Tolan

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Stephanie S. Tolan is the author of more than twenty-five books for young readers, including Listen!, which won the Christopher Award and the Henry Bergh ASPCA Award. Her New York Times bestselling novel Surviving the Applewhites received a Newbery Honor and was named a Smithsonian Magazine Notable Book for Children, a School Library Journal Best Book, an ALA Booklist Editors' Choice, an American Library Association Notable Children's Book, and an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults. Tolan lives on a little lake in a big woods in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband (Bob), two dogs (Coyote—the real dog from Listen!—and Samantha), one cat (Puck), and plenty of outdoor creatures.
Published November 3, 2012 by Harper Collins. 304 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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An Ark kid is a child with special psychic powers who can link with other Ark kids to form a powerful psychic web “to tame the violence in others.” When the reader first meets Elijah, he has become so wounded from feeling the violence in the world that he has utterly withdrawn into himself.

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