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Mira Bartok

Biography

Mira Bartok

Mira Bartók is a writer and artist whose New York Times best-selling memoir, THE MEMORY PLACE: A Memoir, won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography. THE WONDERLING is her first novel for young readers. She lives in Western Massachusetts.

Mira Bartok

Books by Mira Bartok

by Mira Bartok - Adventure, Animals , Children's 10-14, Fantasy, Fiction

Welcome to the Home for Wayward and Misbegotten Creatures, an institution run by evil Miss Carbunkle, a cunning villainess who believes her terrified young charges exist only to serve and suffer. Part animal and part human, the groundlings toil in classroom and factory, forbidden to enjoy anything regular children have, most particularly singing and music. For the Wonderling, an innocent-hearted, one-eared, fox-like eleven-year-old with only a number rather than a proper name --- a 13 etched on a medallion around his neck --- it is the only home he has ever known.