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Bridgeport Public Library - Pizza and Pages

Bridgeport Public Library: Pizza and Pages – The Aviary by Kathleen O’Dell

Bridgeport, WV – “Pizza and Pages” is a book discussion group for children between the ages of eight and twelve. Children are welcome to borrow a copy of The Aviary by Kathleen O’Dell from Amy at the library. Quantities are limited. Participants will discuss the book on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 6:00pm. If you have questions about this event, please contact Amy at the library at 304-842-8248. About The Aviary by Kathleen O’Dell Twelve-year-old Clara Dooley has spent her whole life in the Glendoveer mansion, where her mother is a servant to the kind and elderly matron of the house. Clara has never known another home. In fact, she's confined to the grand estate due to a mysterious heart condition. But it's a comfortable life, and if it weren't for the creepy squawking birds in the aviary out back, a completely peaceful one too. But once old Mrs. Glendoveer passes away, Clara comes to learn many dark secrets about the family. The Glendoveers suffered a horrific tragedy: their children were kidnapped, then drowned. And their father George Glendoveer, a famous magician and illusionist, stood accused until his death. As Clara digs deeper and deeper into the terrifying events, the five birds in the aviary seem to be trying to tell her something. And Clara comes to wonder: what is their true identity? Clara sets out to solve a decades-old murder mystery—and in doing so, unlocks a secret in her own life, too. Kathleen O'Dell deftly weaves magic, secret identities, evil villains, unlikely heroes, and the wonder of friendship into a mystery adventure with all the charm of an old-fashioned classic.
Date: 10/10/2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM