> 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
    • Amazon
    • 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

Awards and Recognition

  • 2014
    Shortlisted
    Best Designed Children's Fiction
  • 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