Gwinna

by Barbara Helen Berger

Hardcover, 1990

Status

Available

Local notes

Fic Ber

Barcode

37

Publication

Philomel (1990), Hardcover, 128 pages

Description

Having grown a pair of wings and felt the longing for the freedom of the skies, twelve-year-old Gwinna goes to the Mother of the Owls, who sends her on a quest to find the songs of the wind.

Awards

Kentucky Bluegrass Award (Nominee — Grades 4-8 — 1992)
Washington State Book Award (Winner — 1991)

Language

Physical description

128 p.; 10.33 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member WhitneyLeeTate
Gwinna is a story about a man and his wife who will do anything to have a child. So they make a deal with the mother of the owls, but they don’t keep up their end of the bargain. They are turned to stone and their daughter is led to the mother of the owls. She learns to fly and goes to the
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mountain in the distance to bring back the song of the wind. She succeeds and by doing so she saves her parents and the mother of the owls.

I liked the book at first but towards the middle it got a little too weird for my taste. Definitely an extremely fictional/fantasy book.

Could be used when studying owls. Also could be used as a just for fun book.
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Pages

128

Rating

½ (26 ratings; 4.6)
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