Margaret and the Moth Tree

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Kids Can Press Ltd, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 176 pages
17 Reviews
Lemony Snicket meets Charlotte's Web in this spellbinding story about a quiet, brown-haired orphan named Margaret trapped in a dreadful orphanage run by the sinister, beautiful Miss Switch. After an unsuccessful attempt to alert authorities to Miss Switch's tyranny, Margaret is forced to endure a life of complete silence. But the new state of affairs proves to be more blessing than curse. You see, Margaret can hear things other people cannot. And on one incredible day, Margaret hears tiny voices coming from a strange, thorny tree and discovers a community of playful moths. Together Margaret and the moths prepare a plan to end Miss Switch's reign of terror and provide a better life for everyone.
 

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Review: Margaret and the Moth Tree

User Review  - Nicole Luiken - Goodreads

Charming middle-grade novel. It reminded me a little of Roald Dahl, humourous with an orphan protagonist. I loved Margaret's Listening 'super-power'. I read this to my 10-year-old son. We started off doing two chapters a night, but by the three-quarter mark he was asking for more chapters. Read full review

Review: Margaret and the Moth Tree

User Review  - Lizzy - Goodreads

For the majority of Margaret Grey's existence (all eleven years) she has been an orphan taught to be quiet and to cause the least amount of trouble possible. When Margaret's parents died, her only ... Read full review

Contents

The Sad House
10
A Lack of Greys
13
The C L C
18
The Orphanage
24
Philanthropy
31
The Switch
36
The Home of the Dregs
41
The Truth about Bullies
47
A Run of Bad Luck
100
The Nimblers
108
The Pettish Dreg
113
A Touch of Gray
118
The Dreams
125
Fury Foiled
126
Troubles Great and Troubles Small
130
A Very Important Visit
134

Teaspoons and Treachery
53
The Dreggish Pet
58
Nothing Worse Than a Thief
62
The Moths
69
The Dreg Who Didnt Exist
70
Serendipity
76
The Thorny Brush
81
The Moth Tree
85
The Truth about Moths
89
Sanctuary
94
Two Orphans
138
The Derangement of Toby Bobbins
143
The Waking of the Moths
147
The Rallying of the Dregs
151
Pets Petrified
157
The Greatest Game
161
The Unmasking
168
On Endings
172
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About the author (2012)

Brit Trogen received her BSc in biology from the University of Alberta. With interests in science and science fiction, her work has appeared in publications including On Spec Magazine and Discover Magazine. She currently lives in New York City. Her first children's novel, Margaret and the Moth Tree, was coauthored with her sister Kari.

Kari Trogen studied English literature in Edmonton and England, obtaining her MA in Creative Writing from the University of New Brunswick. She lives in Toronto with her husband, a filmmaker, and works as a freelance writer. Her first children's novel, Margaret and the Moth Tree, was coauthored with her sister Brit.

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