Under Shifting Glass by Nicky Singer

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Jess has a secret: a mysterious glass flask she finds in an heirloom desk's hidden compartment. Its surface swirls with iridescent colors, like something's inside, something almost like a song, something with a soul. No one else sees anything under the shifting glass, but Jess is convinced there must be some kind of magic in there. And when her twin brothers are born critically ill, Jess begins to believe that the force within the flask just might hold the key to saving her brothers—and her family. In this emotionally rich novel, award-winning author Nicky Singer crafts a world of possibility that is steeped in hope and the power of love.

About Nicky Singer

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Nicky Singer is the acclaimed author of six books for children including Feather Boy, which won the Blue Peter award in the U.K. She was co-founder and co-director of Performing Arts Labs, a charity dedicated to training new writers for theater, screen, and opera. She lives with her family in Brighton, England.
Published January 25, 2013 by Chronicle Books LLC. 321 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction

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Jess Walton witnesses life, death and seemingly magical events in this slow-moving novel that's light on plot but heavy with philosophy.

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Life’s fragile nature is the underlying theme of Singer’s contemplative novel about Jess, published in the U.K. in 2011 as The Flask. Jess is struggling with the recent death of her beloved great-aunt

Feb 04 2013 | Read Full Review of Under Shifting Glass

Gr 6–8—Jess found the mysterious glass flask on the very same day her conjoined twin brothers were born. It was hidden behind a drawer in a desk that had belonged to her beloved late Aunt Edie. The flask is covered in whorls that remind her of a tiny rib cage. There is something inside it that ch...

May 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Under Shifting Glass

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