In this third and final installment in the enchanting Wing & Claw trilogy, Newbery Medal-winning author Linda Sue Park sends her young apothecary to the front lines of a fearsome battle, where he must rely on his talents and his friends to defend what he knows is right. Raffa Santana is a healer, not a fighter. As a gifted apothecary, he has amazing instincts for unleashing the potential of magical-seeming plants. But his skills have failed to free the animals that the heartless Chancellor captured and turned against the people of Obsidia-directly threatening Raffa's friends and family. Now Raffa and his ragtag group of allies are preparing to confront the Chancellor's armies in battle. Great beasts, small animals, and humans alike will be joining the fight, and Raffa's heart yearns to prevent injuries-and worse-on both sides of the battle. After all, the Chancellor's creatures will be fighting against their will. Can Raffa's instincts for apothecary arts bring a tolerable resolution to an impossibly unfair fight?
This is Book 3 in the Wing & Claw Series. See all Wing & Claw books here.
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Linda Sue Park is the author of many books for young readers, including the Newbery Medal winner A Single Shard, and many other novels, poems and picture books. She lives in Rochester, New York, with her family, and gave a popular TED talk called Can A Children's Book Change the World?More about Linda Sue Park
Jim Madsen has been illustrating for the past 15 years. He has worked on more than 50 books including the recently updated NIV Adventure Bible and the NIrV Adventure Bible for Early Readers.
Jim lives in Utah with his wife and three children. He enjoys the outdoors, golf, and riding Harley Davidson motorcycles.