> Skip to content

The girl's hands came up to the bars and she gripped them tightly. She was speaking to Boy with her eyes, pleading for help.

The girl's hands came up to the bars and she gripped them tightly. She was speaking to Boy with her eyes, pleading for help. Then a strange and beautiful sound came from her throat, rising and falling like the wind. Boy had never heard anything like it. And yet it was familiar.
Oriole's beloved Wishbird is dying and she must leave the Forest to save him. But in the City of Soulless there is danger everywhere. Can Oriole and Boy save Soulless and the Wishbird, or will the city's darkness prove too great even for magic?

By the award-winning author of A Ghost in My Suitcase.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143307525

    July 24, 2013

    Puffin

    200 pages

    RRP $14.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781742538433

    July 24, 2013

    Penguin eBooks

    200 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Awards and Recognition

  • Australian Book Design Awards
    2014
    Shortlisted
    Best Designed Children's Fiction
  • REAL Children's Choice Awards
    2014
    Shortlisted
    Younger Readers
  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards
    2014
    Notable Book
    Younger Readers

Also by Gabrielle Wang

Our Australian Girl: The Poppy Stories
The Beast of Hushing Wood
Our Australian Girl: Pearlie's Ghost (Book 4)
Our Australian Girl: Pearlie the Spy (Book 3)
Our Australian Girl: Pearlie's Pet Rescue (Book 2)
Our Australian Girl: Meet Pearlie (Book 1)
Our Australian Girl: Poppy Comes Home (Book 4)
Our Australian Girl: Poppy and the Thief (Book 3)
Our Australian Girl: Poppy at Summerhill (Book 2)
Our Australian Girl: Meet Poppy (Book 1)
Little Paradise
A Ghost in my Suitcase
Lion Drummer: Aussie Bites
Hidden Monastery
The Garden of Empress Cassia

Recommendations

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
The Getaway: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK12)
Undercover Princess
Alice-Miranda At School 1
Midnight Jewel
Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator
Trash
The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid
Thirteen Reasons Why
The Witches
A Semi-definitive List of Worst Nightmares
Library Of Souls
Dr Boogaloo and The Girl Who Lost Her Laughter
Pippa's Island 2: Cub Reporters
Now
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
365 Days of Wonder
Our Australian Girl: The Lina Stories
You Choose AFL: Footy Fever