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Shade is a young silverwing bat, the runt of his colony. But he's determined to prove himself on the long, dangerous winter migration to Hibernaculum, millions of wingbeats to the south. During a fierce storm, he loses the others and soon faces the most incredible journey of his young life. Desperately searching for a way to rejoin his flock, Shade meets a remarkable cast of characters: Marina, a Brightwing bat with a strange metal band on her leg; Zephyr, a mystical albino bat with an unusual gift; and Goth, a gigantic carnivorous vampire bat. But which ones are friends and which ones are enemies? In this epic story of adventure and suspense, Shade is going to need all the help he can find -- if he hopes to ever see his family again.
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008.
ISBN: 9781435273900
Characteristics: p. cm.
Additional Contributors: Oppel, Kenneth


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Jul 30, 2018

Really interesting concept! I loved seeing inside the world of bats!

Jun 25, 2018

this is a deep and exciting book. Silverwing is interesting and has lots of twists and turns in it as well. i absulutly recemend it!!!!!!

Feb 14, 2018

One of my absolute favourite books growing up (my first email handle was even "firewing_rox", in reference to the third book in the series, lol). One of the aspects I loved the most about it was how the author takes into account what bat sight is like and cleverly incorporates echolocation into how the characters interact with the world around them, giving the story a feeling of authenticity.

The story is fast-paced but not rushed, with well-developed characters. The information about bats in the story is also accurate, and it's clear the author did his homework about bats before writing the book.

Spoiler alert: Be aware that there are a couple scenes that may be frightening to younger children in regards to a character who is from a species of bat that eats smaller bats. There are no graphic depictions from what I remember, but it is made very clear that it is something the character does.

Oct 13, 2017

It is such an idicting book! I read it 5 times and- I love it!
I definitely recommend this book!

Sep 24, 2017

I read this book as a novel study in Grade 5, and absolutely loved it! I then read all of the books in the series except the prequel (I got bored). Kenneth Opel is a really good author, he writes with emotion and he really feels for his characters. I LOVED this book!!

Sep 22, 2017

"Another Warriors copy, just GREAT.
Hahaha, I bet you thought I was being sarcastic!
Nope. I actually really can't wait to read this!
I LOVE Warriors copies, they're really interesting, and I even wrote a few myself so I guess I can't be angry :3"

... I said in 2017. How dumb did I think I was? xD it was writtent in freaking 1997!! Warriors didn't exist back then!! xDDDDD lmbo

Sep 18, 2017

This is a fantastic book for mature young folks, with a yearning for adventure. It can be intense in parts, but a parent can guide the reader through it. Many great discussions in our house that came from this series. It's on my top 20 books for kids.

Dec 03, 2016

Silverwing is an awesome story about a young bat and his adventures. I love the "Silverwing Saga" by Kenneth Oppel (however it does get kinda dark and sad in the last few books). Sunwing (the second book) was very enjoyable as well, with many dramatic twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat. Firewing (the third book) is very sad and depressing—it almost made me cry at some parts. Darkwing (the fourth book) is quite interesting as well, although not as good as the first three (I hate the cannibal felids—Carnassial is loco).
I would rate this book six stars if I could!

mvkramer Sep 23, 2016

An interesting concept, but this book just wasn't for me. I found it slow-moving and unengaging, but I can see how young fans of the Warriors series or Guardians of Ga'Hoole might really like it.

Aug 18, 2016

I loved this book because you can learn somethings about bats in a story. It has lots of emotion and some fantasy. It is very exciting to see how he gets back home. It is also an adventurous book. Definitely recommend this book.

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Jul 30, 2016

Silverwing is a story about a bat who is born younger then he actually is supposed to be. Shade gets through alot of tough tomes but this may be the most he has ever gone......... ever! Can marina his new bat friend help him find his way back home?

Jul 13, 2009

When a newborn bat named Shade but sometimes called "Runt" becomes separated from his colony during migration, he grows in ways that prepare him for even greater journeys.

lucky Oct 22, 2008

The main character(s) are: Shade and Marina. They are two bats who both got seperated from their colonies, one way or another, and must get back to them. Along the way, they learn more about humans, other species of bats, and the mystery behind the silver bracelets, given to bats captured by humans. Will Shade be able to figure out how the Humans will help the bats fulfill the Promise? Read the book, and you'll find out!:)


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