The Princess and the Snowbird by Mette Ivie Harrison

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She is the headstrong daughter of the hound and the bear, heir to all her royal parents' magic and able to transform at will into any animal she wishes.

He is an outcast, a boy without magic, determined to make his way in the forest beholden to no one.

Though Liva and Jens are as different as night and day, from the time their paths first cross they are irresistibly drawn to one another. Each wrestles with demons: Liva with the responsibility that comes with the vast magic she's inherited, Jens with the haunting memories he's left behind. Separately, they keep a lookout for each other and for the immense snowbird whose appearances signify a dark event on the horizon.

When a terrible threat surfaces, Liva and Jens set out in an attempt to protect all they hold dear. Much is at stake—for while their failure could spell an end to all magic, their success could bring them together at last.

 

About Mette Ivie Harrison

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Mette Ivie Harrison has a PhD from Princeton Uni­versity and is the author of several novels for teens. She lives with her family in Utah. Visit her online at www.metteivieharrison.com.
 
Published April 20, 2010 by HarperTeen. 244 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction

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When George is betrothed to a neighboring princess who is always accompanied by her dog, it takes him a long time to tease out the relationship between the princess and her hound, despite his gift.

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Harrison’s two earlier titles, The Princess and the Hound (2007) and The Princess and the Bear (2009), were beautifully restrained tales of the magical ties between humans and animals, the fear of magic and the power of the forest.

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"THE PRINCESS AND THE SNOWBIRD," by Mette Ivie Harrison, Harper Teen, $17.99 (young adult) Author of "Mira, Mirror" and "The Monster in Me," Harrison is likely best known for her princess books — "The Princess and the Hound," "The Princess and ...

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