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READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ Nightingales Nest A powerful novel about friendship and family that calls to mind Bridge to Terabithia Twelve year old John Fischer Jr or Little John as he’s always been known is spending his summer helping his father with his tree removal business clearing brush for Mr King the wealthy owner of a chain of Texas dollar stores when he hears a beautiful song that transfixes him He follows t. Magical realism in children s novels is a rarity It s not unheard of but when children s authors want fantasy they write fantasy When they want reality they write reality A potentially uncomfortable mix of the two is harder to pull off Ambiguity is not unheard of in books for youth but it s darned hard to write Why go through all that trouble For that reason alone we don t tend to see it in children s books Kids like concrete concepts Good guys vs bad guys This is real vs this is a dream But a clever author one who respects the intelligence of their young audience can upset expectations without sacrificing their story When author Nikki Loftin decided to adapt Hans Christian Andersen s tale The Nightingale into a middle grade contemporary novel she made a conscious decision to make the book a work of magical realism A calculated risk Loftin s gambit pays off Nightingale s Nest is a painful but ultimately emotionally resonant tale of sacrifice and song A remarkably competent book stronger for its one of a kind choices It doesn t seem right that a twelve year old boy would carry around a guilt as deep and profound as Little John s But when you feel personally responsible for the death of your little sister it s hard to let go of those feelings It doesn t help matters any that John has to spend the summer helping his dad clear brush for the richest man in town a guy so extravagant the local residents just call him The Emperor It s on one of these jobs that John comes to meet and get to know The Emperor s next door neighbor Gayle About the age of his own sister when she died Gayle s a foster kid who prefers sitting in trees in her own self made nest to any other activity But as the two become close friends John notices odd things about the girl When she sings it s like nothing you ve ever heard before and she even appears to possibly have the ability to heal people with her voice It doesn t take long before The Emperor becomes aware of the treasure in his midst He wants Gayle s one of a kind voice and he ll do anything to have it The uestion is what does John think is important His family s livelihood or a the full throated song of one little girl How long did it take me to realize I was reading a middle grade adaptation of a Hans Christian Andersen short story Let me first tell you that when I read a book I try not to read even so much as a plot description beforehand so that the novel will stay fresh and clear in my mind With that understanding it s probably not the worst thing in the world that it took a 35 year old woman thirty nine pages before she caught on to what she was reading Still I have the nasty suspicion that many a savvy kid would have picked up on the theme before I did As it stands we ve seen Andersen adapted into middle grade novels for kids before Breadcrumbs for example is a take on his story The Snow ueen as well as some of his other stranger tales They say that he wrote The Nightingale for the singer Jenny Lind with whom he was in love All I know is that in the original tale the story concentrates on the wonders of the natural world vs the mechanical one In this book Loftin goes in a slightly different direction It isn t an over reliance on technology that s the problem here It s an inability to view our fellow human beings as just that Human beings Come to think of it maybe that s what Andersen was going for in the first place It was the writing of course that struck my attention first Loftin gives the book beautiful seuences filled with eually beautiful sentences There s a section near the end that tells a tale of a tree that fails to keep hold of a downy chick but is redeemed by saving another bird in a storm This section says succinctly everything you need to know about this book I can already see the children s book and discussion groups around the country that will get a kick out of picking apart this parable It s not a hard one to interpret but you wouldn t want it to beAs for the characters there wasn t a person here that I couldn t recognize as real I was uite taken with the fact that Loftin continually sidesteps a lot of the usual middle grade tropes Gayle s nasty foster brother Jeb for example could easily have been labeled the typical bully type character for this book Bullies in children s books after all have a tendency to be one note characters Jeb in contrast is capable of talking like a normal human being from time to time He s a horrible human being at other times but at least you get the sense that he s not just a walking two dimensional caricature It makes a difference The ending is going to be problematic for some folks It is not I should say unsatisfying I think even people who don t have a problem with what it says will only have a problem with HOW it goes about saying it But the end of the book goes so far as to make it clear that this story really doesn t take place in the real world in which we live The characters face real world problems but that doesn t preclude the presence of something magical There are things in heaven and earth Horatio and all that jazz For some readers this may feel like a kind of betrayal As if the author didn t have the guts to stay in the real world from start to finish but instead had to rely on something otherworldly for her climax I don t see it that way Loftin s choices seem very deliberate here from page one onward Just because something is magical that doesn t mean you can t interpret the book in other ways Don t like the supernatural element at the end Then why are you assuming it s real After all we re getting this whole story through Little John s perspective Who s to say he s the world s most reliable narrator Just because a book is written for children that doesn t mean you have to take it at face value In any case I don t believe the magic detracts in the least from what Loftin is saying here about the banality of poverty This isn t a book that romanticizes what it s like to be poor It s just Little John s everyday existence to a certain extent And with the introduction of The Emperor readers get to see firsthand how money or the lack thereof has a lot to do with self worth and what you have to do with your pride and sense of self worth when you re indebted to another person Little John witnesses firsthand his own father s humiliation at the hands of the Emperor and then finds himself in possession in a sense of something The Emperor wants But rather than give him power this just focuses the rich man s attention on the boy making him easy prey Better that you never have something the wealthy think that they need And as Little John says at one point What was right didn t have a thing to do with what was Reading the book I found it enormously painful But I at least had the wherewithal to realize that it was uniuely painful to me as a mother Any parent reading this is going to instantly fret and worry and think about Gayle s position in her foster home But for kids reading this book they re going to identify with Little John and Gayle as children not as parents This is a book about terrible decisions made for the most part by good people This can at times make the story emotionally hard to follow but I like to think Ms Loftin had things well in hand when she came up with her tale There s a great comfort in knowing that even when you screw up royally you can still find forgiveness If kids take nothing else away from this book I hope that they understand that much Smart and beautiful by turns The Nightingale s Nest does one thing that few will contest Once you ve read it you ll have a hard time getting it out of your head For ages 10 and up Her Guilty Secret just call him The Emperor It s on one of these High Risk Affair Silhouette Intimate Moments jobs that John comes to meet and get to know The Emperor s next door neighbor Gayle About the age of his own sister when she died Gayle s a foster kid who prefers sitting in trees in her own self made nest to any other activity But as the two become close friends John notices odd things about the girl When she sings it s like nothing you ve ever heard before and she even appears to possibly have the ability to heal people with her voice It doesn t take long before The Emperor becomes aware of the treasure in his midst He wants Gayle s one of a kind voice and he ll do anything to have it The uestion is what does John think is important His family s livelihood or a the full throated song of one little girl How long did it take me to realize I was reading a middle grade adaptation of a Hans Christian Andersen short story Let me first tell you that when I read a book I try not to read even so much as a plot description beforehand so that the novel will stay fresh and clear in my mind With that understanding it s probably not the worst thing in the world that it took a 35 year old woman thirty nine pages before she caught on to what she was reading Still I have the nasty suspicion that many a savvy kid would have picked up on the theme before I did As it stands we ve seen Andersen adapted into middle grade novels for kids before Breadcrumbs for example is a take on his story The Snow ueen as well as some of his other stranger tales They say that he wrote The Nightingale for the singer Jenny Lind with whom he was in love All I know is that in the original tale the story concentrates on the wonders of the natural world vs the mechanical one In this book Loftin goes in a slightly different direction It isn t an over reliance on technology that s the problem here It s an inability to view our fellow human beings as Monophobia 1 just that Human beings Come to think of it maybe that s what Andersen was going for in the first place It was the writing of course that struck my attention first Loftin gives the book beautiful seuences filled with eually beautiful sentences There s a section near the end that tells a tale of a tree that fails to keep hold of a downy chick but is redeemed by saving another bird in a storm This section says succinctly everything you need to know about this book I can already see the children s book and discussion groups around the country that will get a kick out of picking apart this parable It s not a hard one to interpret but you wouldn t want it to beAs for the characters there wasn t a person here that I couldn t recognize as real I was uite taken with the fact that Loftin continually sidesteps a lot of the usual middle grade tropes Gayle s nasty foster brother Jeb for example could easily have been labeled the typical bully type character for this book Bullies in children s books after all have a tendency to be one note characters Jeb in contrast is capable of talking like a normal human being from time to time He s a horrible human being at other times but at least you get the sense that he s not The Passionate Lover just a walking two dimensional caricature It makes a difference The ending is going to be problematic for some folks It is not I should say unsatisfying I think even people who don t have a problem with what it says will only have a problem with HOW it goes about saying it But the end of the book goes so far as to make it clear that this story really doesn t take place in the real world in which we live The characters face real world problems but that doesn t preclude the presence of something magical There are things in heaven and earth Horatio and all that Nouns Verbs jazz For some readers this may feel like a kind of betrayal As if the author didn t have the guts to stay in the real world from start to finish but instead had to rely on something otherworldly for her climax I don t see it that way Loftin s choices seem very deliberate here from page one onward Just because something is magical that doesn t mean you can t interpret the book in other ways Don t like the supernatural element at the end Then why are you assuming it s real After all we re getting this whole story through Little John s perspective Who s to say he s the world s most reliable narrator Just because a book is written for children that doesn t mean you have to take it at face value In any case I don t believe the magic detracts in the least from what Loftin is saying here about the banality of poverty This isn t a book that romanticizes what it s like to be poor It s Thicker Than Water The Grayson Trilogy #3 just Little John s everyday existence to a certain extent And with the introduction of The Emperor readers get to see firsthand how money or the lack thereof has a lot to do with self worth and what you have to do with your pride and sense of self worth when you re indebted to another person Little John witnesses firsthand his own father s humiliation at the hands of the Emperor and then finds himself in possession in a sense of something The Emperor wants But rather than give him power this Colton Cowboy Standoff Coltons of Roaring Springs #1 just focuses the rich man s attention on the boy making him easy prey Better that you never have something the wealthy think that they need And as Little John says at one point What was right didn t have a thing to do with what was Reading the book I found it enormously painful But I at least had the wherewithal to realize that it was uniuely painful to me as a mother Any parent reading this is going to instantly fret and worry and think about Gayle s position in her foster home But for kids reading this book they re going to identify with Little John and Gayle as children not as parents This is a book about terrible decisions made for the most part by good people This can at times make the story emotionally hard to follow but I like to think Ms Loftin had things well in hand when she came up with her tale There s a great comfort in knowing that even when you screw up royally you can still find forgiveness If kids take nothing else away from this book I hope that they understand that much Smart and beautiful by turns The Nightingale s Nest does one thing that few will contest Once you ve read it you ll have a hard time getting it out of your head For ages 10 and up

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READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ Nightingales Nest He melody and finds not a bird but a young girl sitting in the branches of a tall syca tree There’s something magical about this girl Gayle especially her soaring singing voice and Little John’s friendship with Gayle uickly becomes the one bright spot in his life for his home is dominated by sorrow over his sister’s death and his parents’ ever tightening financial. This is going to be one of those times when I read a book that everyone else seems to love and I just don t get it Riddled with sadness and ambiguity I didn t truly enjoy the story at all The closest I could come to liking this book was appreciating that author Nikki Loftin created something unusual and touching There s a lot of good stuff here but it didn t come together in a meaningful way for this reader The writing was only so so and the symbolism heavy handed Still here we goLittle John is a boy in a lamentable situation His little sister recently died in a tragic accident He s estranged from his best friend because he s too proud to admit that his family is nearing poverty and falling apart Little John s teachers make him feel stupid his mother makes him feel invisible and his father treats him like a hired hand Enter a mysterious new girl who s taken in as a foster child by the awful Cutlin family in the same small town where Little John lives She calls herself Gayle though the Cutlins insist her name is Suzie She reminds Little John of his sister because she s small and feisty but her most marked characteristic is her beyond beautiful singing voice and belief in her own magical abilities Little John and Gayle become friends He tries to protect her and at the same time can t resist extorting her for money that his family desperately needs The villain here is Mr King the richest man in town Known by town folk as The Emperor Mr King is obsessed with recording Gayle s voice to add to his collection His villainous ualities are ambiguous though Gayle fears him and is traumatized by his presence but why We don t exactly know She says he s like a crow Little John has a built in reason to loathe King his father is employed by Mr King and resents him for being haughty and rich The plot is driven by something you know is going to happen even though it seems so unlikely Gayle makes Little John promise to protect her tree and her nest because she believes her parents will use these as beacons to find her but it s somehow inevitable that Little John will break his promise It also seemed inevitable to me that Little John would redeem himself Just a few other details to mention 1 Little John lives five miles from Mr King and the Cutlins In the heat of summer he runs those five miles ten round trip so many times At first it s portrayed as a difficult journey for Little John but then it becomes something he just does without comment I thought this was convenient for the plot and not very believable 2 It also bothered me that Raelynn s death was set up as a something the family still needed to deal with but in the end they went around the issue instead of through it 3 I m not a fan of stories that end with poor people conveniently coming into a lot of money and voila Everything s better Also view spoilerit would ve made sense for Mr King to leave all his money to Gayle instead of Little John It s like Gayle was a just a tool that Little John controlled I would ve liked to understand the relationship between Gayle and Mr King better hide spoiler Knights vs Dinosaurs journey for Little John but then it becomes something he Knights vs Dinosaurs just does without comment I thought this was convenient for the plot and not very believable 2 It also bothered me that Raelynn s death was set up as a something the family still needed to deal with but in the end they went around the issue instead of through it 3 I m not a fan of stories that end with poor people conveniently coming into a lot of money and voila Everything s better Also view spoilerit would ve made sense for Mr King to leave all his money to Gayle instead of Little John It s like Gayle was a Goodnight Moon just a tool that Little John controlled I would ve liked to understand the relationship between Gayle and Mr King better hide spoiler

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READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ Nightingales Nest Difficulties But then Mr King draws Little John into an impossible choice forced to choose between his family’s survival and a betrayal of Gayle that puts her future in jeopardy Inspired by a Hans Christian Andersen story Nightingale's Nest is an unforgettable novel about a boy with the weight of the world on his shoulders and a girl with the gift of healing in her voice. A uniue example of magical realism for middle grades that manages to ground itself in authentic emotions and the too rarely seen reality of poverty Little John is an entirely sympathetic conflicted character forced to make tough decisions and worrying too much about grown up problems While the adults in his life seem to fail him they all have hidden complexity and even the Emperor vaccilates between appearing evil and pitiable And Gale steers away from being too angelic full of all the pouts and personality of a real young child The blend of magic and reality is well balanced and this reader had no trouble believing in the few magical elements I found the rather tidy ending to be in keeping with the fairy tale sensibility This is a world that needs a bit of magic While the story overall centers on financial struggles the lingering effects of tragedy and loss and the sometimes harsh reality of life even for children Little John and Gale s connection the still strong strands of old friendships the concern and assistance that comes from neighbors and the magic of Gale s escape keep the story ultimately hopeful and uplifting Original and thought provoking Chelsea Unti on Jared Kushner jeopardy Inspired by a Hans Christian Andersen story Nightingale's Nest is an unforgettable novel about a boy with the weight of the world on his shoulders and a girl with the gift of healing in her voice. A uniue example of magical realism for middle grades that manages to ground itself in authentic emotions and the too rarely seen reality of poverty Little John is an entirely sympathetic conflicted character forced to make tough decisions and worrying too much about grown up problems While the adults in his life seem to fail him they all have hidden complexity and even the Emperor vaccilates between appearing evil and pitiable And Gale steers away from being too angelic full of all the pouts and personality of a real young child The blend of magic and reality is well balanced and this reader had no trouble believing in the few magical elements I found the rather tidy ending to be in keeping with the fairy tale sensibility This is a world that needs a bit of magic While the story overall centers on financial struggles the lingering effects of tragedy and loss and the sometimes harsh reality of life even for children Little John and Gale s connection the still strong strands of old friendships the concern and assistance that comes from neighbors and the magic of Gale s escape keep the story ultimately hopeful and uplifting Original and thought provoking Chelsea


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  1. says: Nikki Loftin Õ 1 READ & DOWNLOAD Nightingales Nest E–pub Download

    Nightingales Nest E–pub Download Magical realism in children’s novels is a rarity It’s not unheard of but when children’s authors want fantasy they write fantasy When they want reality they write reality A potentially uncomfortable mix of the two is harder to pull off Ambiguity is not unheard of in books for youth but it’s darned hard to write Why go through all that trouble? For that reason alone we don’t tend to see it in children’s book

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    REVIEW ☆ AKUENTAJUI.CO Õ Nikki Loftin Nightingales Nest E–pub Download this is a beautiful story about friendship and redemption little john tries to make it right by gayle and his family it is also a story about religion and God i do enjoy this book but not floor by it

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    Nightingales Nest E–pub Download Ashamed truly that I am just now reading this Nikki gave me this book when we first met several years ago at conference in Texas She

  4. says: Nikki Loftin Õ 1 READ & DOWNLOAD REVIEW ☆ AKUENTAJUI.CO Õ Nikki Loftin Nightingales Nest E–pub Download

    CHARACTERS Nightingales Nest Nikki Loftin Õ 1 READ & DOWNLOAD Nightingales Nest E–pub Download Review first posted on Views from the Tesseract I first heard about this book I couldn’t wait to read it A middle grade fantasy with gorgeous cover art and a story that references Hans Christian Andersen’s ”The Nightingale“? That’s a surefire way to piue my interest Sometimes this backfires on me and my high h

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    Nightingales Nest E–pub Download CHARACTERS Nightingales Nest This book just did not appeal to me Little John's life is so painful his father is such a hideous character his mother is absent there is horrible fear of what Mr King did with Gayle other than record her voice the foster family is

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    Nikki Loftin Õ 1 READ & DOWNLOAD Nightingales Nest E–pub Download This is going to be one of those times when I read a book that everyone else seems to love and I just don't get it Riddled with sadness and ambiguity I didn't truly enjoy the story at all The closest I could come to liking this book was appreciating that author Nikki Loftin created something unusual and touching There's a lot of

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    CHARACTERS Nightingales Nest REVIEW ☆ AKUENTAJUI.CO Õ Nikki Loftin Nikki Loftin Õ 1 READ & DOWNLOAD Within a few pages of this book I could feel the emotion of the story There are some books that you just know will touch you and will make you feel Loftin's Nightingale's Nest is certainly one of them The writing i

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    Nikki Loftin Õ 1 READ & DOWNLOAD REVIEW ☆ AKUENTAJUI.CO Õ Nikki Loftin Nightingales Nest E–pub Download A uniue example of magical realism for middle grades that manages to ground itself in authentic emotions and the too rarely seen reality of poverty Little John is an entirely sympathetic conflicted character for

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    REVIEW ☆ AKUENTAJUI.CO Õ Nikki Loftin Nikki Loftin Õ 1 READ & DOWNLOAD Nightingales Nest E–pub Download This book was beautiful and disturbing The first time Little John hears Gayle singing he describes The notes were high and liuid a honey soft river of sound that seeped right through me I stopped when I heard the first notes and just stood there dropping cedar cuttings at my feet The song sailed over the fence like it was meant for me alone Little John is helping his dad with his business by cutting and removing Pecan

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    Nightingales Nest E–pub Download I think I just get too grumpy about magical realism maybe I really liked the realistic parts of this really powerful look at a family being torn apart by grief and poverty but view spoilerlike was she an angel or a bird or WHAT just like why?? Also what was Mr King DOING to her? Were we supposed to be reading it as sexual abuse because that w

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