The Family Fortuna

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The Family Fortuna
Written by Lindsay Eagar
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781536233537
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The Family Fortuna

author: Lindsay Eagar

Beaked. Feathered. Monstrous. Avita was born to be a star. Her tent sells out nightly, and every performance incites bloodcurdling screams. She’s the crown jewel of the Family Fortuna, and Avita feeds on the shrieks, the gasps, the fear. But when a handsome young artist arrives to create posters of the performers, she’s appalled by his rendering of Bird Girl. Is that all he sees? A hideous monster—all sharp beak and razor teeth, obsidian eyes and ruffled feathers? Determined to be more, Avita devises a plan to snatch freedom out from under the greased mustache of her charismatic father, the domineering proprietor and ringmaster. But will their fragile circus family survive the showdown she has in mind? By turns delightful and disturbing, bawdy and breathtaking, horrific and heartfelt, this electric and exquisitely crafted story about a family like no other challenges our every notion of what it means to be different.

[star] “A richly compelling story about sympathetic, queer, and remarkable carny folks. . . . Readers will want to grab tickets to this thoughtful, provocative read.“ — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
1536233536 /  9781536233537
on sale date:
03/2024
type/format:
Young Adult Fiction / Paperback
age range:
14 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
400 / 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
grade range:
Grade 9 and up
 
subjects:
Fantasy; Monsters; Performing Arts;
author’s comments:
Lindsay Eagar is the highly acclaimed author of the middle-grade novels Hour of the Bees, Race to the Bottom of the Sea, The Bigfoot Files, and The Patron Thief of Bread. The Family Fortuna is her debut novel for young adults. She lives in the mountains of Utah with her husband and their two daughters.
 
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