The Feathernail and Other Gifts (or The Adventures of Emily Finfeather), is a tale of altruism and magic for mature children and immature adults. Emily Finfeather is an orphan who lives with her angry and silent grandmother in a dark, windy, old house. On a field trip to the zoo, Emily is locked inside the aviary by evil classmates. What she discovers there will change the shape of reality forever.
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"A magical, humorous tale of good, evil, vengeance and forgiveness, The Feathernail is a delight for children and adults alike!" (Ray Bradbury)
It is a freely imaginative parable, or rather collection of parables. It shows good vs. evil, how a person can be deceived by evil which can be attractive and charming. It even examines the concept of revenge and guilt. It would be good for 7 or 8 years on up, but as is frequently the case, would be best when appreciated with the guidance of a loving adult, an intelligent, perceptive, loving adult, willing to ask "Is this right or wrong? Is there a better way?"
To this adult it is a delight.
Oh yes! He is always wonderful! He hits just the right tone and expression.
I certainly could enjoy it that way. A child might want to have it broken up.
It is for enjoying, not for over analyzing. Though I did not always agree completely with the values, neither did I find them too unfortunate.
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