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?
There is not a word out of place in The Wishbird, a sweet, enchanting novel. The Wishbird is a lyrical tale of love and redemption in which ‘music has the power to change the hearts of humans’. The graceful simplicity and rhythm in Gabrielle Wang’s writing lends the novel a quality that is almost musical, reflecting beautifully the themes of the story.The Wishbird is a tender, touching fable; I cannot recommend it highly enough for mid to upper primary students.