Scarlet Ibis

  • by Gill Lewis
  • Narrated by Pippa Bennett-Warner
  • 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Scarlet's used to looking after her brother, Red. He's special - different. Every night she tells him his favourite story about the day they'll fly far away to the Caroni Swamp in Trinidad, where thousands of birds fill the sky.
But when Scarlet and Red are split up and sent to live with different foster families, Scarlet knows she's got to do whatever it takes to get her brother back....

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What the Critics Say

"The pages fly by, as Lewis's confident, economical prose takes the reader up, up and away." (The Times, Children's Book of the Week)
"A touching and emotional, but never sentimental, realistic read, which grips from start to finish. Superb!" (Liz Smith, The School Librarian)
"An inspiring tale about how befriending birds helps Red and helps the family stay together." (Teen Titles)
"I absolutely loved this; a deeply moving account of two siblings sent to live with different foster families." (Fiona Noble, The Bookseller)

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great loved it

the best thing I've listened to in ages. Awsome, easy to listen to and fun
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-02-2015
  • Publisher: Oakhill Publishing