a middle grade novel
by Sarah Beth Durst
coming May 2019 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / Clarion Books
Even the quietest voice can change the world.
Storm beasts and their guardians create perfect weather every day, and Mina longs for a storm beast of her own. But when the shy, gentle girl bonds with a
lightning beast -- a creature of fire and chaos -- everyone's certain it's a mistake. Everyone but Mina and the beast himself, Pixit. Quickly enrolled in lightning school, Mina struggles to master a guardian's skills,
and she discovers that idyllic weather comes at a devastating cost -- a cost powerful people wish to hide. Mina's never been the type to speak out, but someone has to tell the truth, and, with Pixit's help, she resolves
to find a way to be heard.
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"Durst's fantasy is fascinating and powerful... The underlying theme of the book reminds readers that it only takes one spark from one child to change the world."
-- Booklist (Starred Review)
"Exciting, timely, and world-shaking!"
-- Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times best-selling author
"Readers will crave their own dragon-shaped storm beast to take them flying into storms and grabbing lighting with their hands. Warm, exciting, hopeful, and ethical."
"A reassuring journey of self-discovery that will charm readers."
-- School Library Journal
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