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Grades 3 - 7Grades 3 - 5U4.7n/a
Shade is the runt of his Silverwing bat colony, determined to prove himself on the perilous migration to Hibernaculum. During a fierce storm, he loses the others and soon faces the most incredible journey of his short life. This is a fantastic adventure with a plot that soars from the first page.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published on October 1, 1997 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
ISBN-10: 0689815298
ISBN-13: 9780689815294
6 Book Reviews
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  • gianna632
    gianna632Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 4:06 pm55 starsFeatured
    Silverwing brought me through a flood of adventures! I truly couldn't put the book down! It is about Shade, the runt of his colony and is so small that he gets bullied for it. Then, one day, the colony goes on the yearly trip to go mate with the males and have babies. But, not two days have gone by and a storm approaches and the Shade is whisked away from his mother. He is very determined to go and find his colony before winter hits and reunite with his mom. Along the way, he meets friends, unexpected enemies, and unexpected allies helping him find his way. Does Shade have the strength in his tiny body to make it all the way? Will he find his colony in time? If so, are they at the destination already? This was truly a great read and I loved the leveled adventures and the moral of the story (I'll let you figure that out yourself!). I connected with the book because Shade and I are very small for age. I would recommend this book to 5th and 6th graders. The reason I gave this book a 5-star rating is because it was an action-packed book and the author gave great detail, as if you were apart of the entire book! What fascinates me the most is that the author chose bats as the main character, which is absolutely a great idea.
    • beardmannobeard
      beardmannobeardFriday, December 2, 2016 at 8:15 am
      I finshed the book!! :)
      • Bentley ReynoldFriday, November 25, 2016 at 7:04 am
        i think its great
        • beardmannobeard
          beardmannobeardWednesday, November 16, 2016 at 11:06 am
          I'm reading the book. Pls don't ruin it for me.
          • ocean611
            ocean611Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 6:17 pm
            I really want to finish the book.But I can't find it in the library.
            • inkpage78
              inkpage78Friday, November 8, 2013 at 10:44 pm55 stars
              This book was very good. I couldn't stop turning the pages, trying to find out more. It is a well written read.