The Voice Issue 30: July/August 2017 - Page 51

I've read this a bunch of times. The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke follows two young boys, Prosper and Bo, as they try to find a home in Venice, Italy — the city they ran away to. There's a private investigator watching their every move, misfit friends, and a strange hint of magic in the objects they steal as they try to get by.

Recommended by Shanrippwriting, YWP Intern

My choice is instant: Half Wild by Robin MacArthur. If you like short stories, this book is a masterpiece, credible, and emotional. This book captures the more hidden world of Vermont, and the multi-generational families scratching out a living. MacArthur, who grew up in southern Vermont, captures real life in a haunting way.

Recommended by Geoff Gevalt, YWP Director

The Bear by Claire Cameron tells a fantastic tale of two siblings in one giant forest — with nobody to protect them. See how this

5-year-old girl steps up to the plate to do anything she can to protect herself and her little brother from the dangers of the woods.

Recommended by Anna P, YWP User

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