Silverwing (Silverwing Series #1)

Silverwing (Silverwing Series #1)

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Shade is the runt of his Silverwing bat colony, determined to prove himself on the perilous migration to Hibernaculum. During a fierce storm, he loses the others and soon faces the most incredible journey of his short life. This is a fantastic adventure with a plot that soars from the first page.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402507526
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
Publication date: 01/01/1997
Series: Silverwing Series , #1
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Kenneth Oppel is the author of numerous books for young readers. His award-winning Silverwing trilogy has sold over a million copies worldwide and been adapted as an animated TV series and stage play. Airborn won a Michael L. Printz Honor Book Award and the Canadian Governor General’s Literary Award for children’s literature; its sequel, Skybreaker, was a New York Times bestseller and was named Children’s Novel of the Year by the London Times. He is also the author of Half Brother, This Dark Endeavor, Such Wicked Intent, and The Boundless. Born on Canada’s Vancouver Island, he has lived in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, Canada; in England and Ireland; and now resides in Toronto with his wife and children. Visit him at

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Silverwing 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 77 reviews.
DW-22 More than 1 year ago
One of my absolute favorite books in grade school, I highly recommend it to parents looking to entice their child into the world of literature. Mesmerizing and captivating - this book will draw all who read it into the exciting and beautiful world of the Silverwings!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this story was really intristing. It gets a little cinfusing at some parts, but otherwise, this story was VERY hard to put down!
trace1997 More than 1 year ago
this is the first novel I'v ever read and I'v been hooked on reading ever sense. I read it when I was 8 and now I'm 11 and I have a little library of my own. and if my story didnt convince you this should this is the story of a silverwing who's determined to bring bat's back into the sun and incounter many dangers on the way like two bats who eat there own kind can shade betat them to his colony or is shade doomed?
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked the book Silverwing because of the action, suspense, and fantasy. The book is about a newborn silverwing bat named Shade who was lost from his colony by a storm. Now he will need all the help he can get to make it back to his colony.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Silver Wing is about a bat named Shade who is the runt of the litter. There is one bat that is constantly making fun of Shade because he is so small and is not strong at all. His name is Chinook. All of the other Silver Wing kids look up to Chinook because he is the 'big shot'. There is a constant battle between the 'Birds and the Beasts'. The Birds are all of thee birds in the forest. The Beasts are cats. I really enjoyed reading the Silver Wing and usually I don't like to read much. This book is an easy read and is also very informational about how bats live and there hard ships.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read the book as a group at school, and now I find myself with the Trilogy Boxed Set!Great for fantasy/animal fiction book lovers! Shade, Marina, Goth,Zephyr, they are all so cool!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the greatest books I have ever read. I read this in 3rd grade and I still love them! The characters are great, plot is great, and everything else is great!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Reading this series is almost enough to make you sprout your own wings and FLY. From beginning to end, all three books in the Silverwing saga are..well, there aren't enough words to describe them. Shade, Goth, Marina, and everyone else are the most amazing and unexpected characters you will ever meet-and their adventures are the most intense you will ever find. For me, obsessed is an understatement. After reading Silverwing, Sunwing, and Firewing, you will not be able to get them out of your mind.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just abouslutly loved this book. I am reading other books, but I can't stpop remembering this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked this book so much. I think this book deserves a huge reward. The author did great on comparing bats to humans. He probably did alot of work on researching into bats too. This author was great. I hope he gets around to wrighting alot more great books. What I'm trying to say is that this book was awesome!! Charlie Age 9
TianaWarner on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of my favourite books. A truly unique and well-written story.
AbbySmith on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I loved this book it was a big adverture happening through the eyes of a smallchildish yet daring bat.
Haeuns on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Shade Silverwing is the runt of the colony. He lives a life of darkness, as bats were not allowed to see the sun due to an ancient battle. Shade takes a dare from another young Silverwing bat, and takes a peek at the sun. Unfortunately, he is spotted by a deadly owl, and barely escapes with his life. Enraged, the owl colonies burn his haven with hidden fire. Forced to migrate early for hibernation, Shade's colony flies a million wingbeats. During the migration, a massive storm sweeps Shade away from his colony and safety. Landing on an island, he meets Marina, a young female bat exiled from her colony because of a mysterious silver band on her wing. Together, Marina and shade journey so that they can reach their destination. Shade sets off with his new friend, dodging hostile owls and pigeons, and flying away from the deadly vampire bats, Goth and Throbb. This book is a science fiction novel about bats. By reading this book, I learned how bats lived uncomfortably and I liked the way how the author described his thought `Bats are in danger¿ by a story. I like this book because it tells me lots of knowledge about bats in a fun way.
juniperSun on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I know this is a juvenile book, but I loved it. I was sucked into the imaginatively created viewpoint of a bat, and especially loved the way they transmit memories and navigation sound-pictures. The interactions were so intriguing I had to keep reminding myself that Oppel was not writing about real bats.
okmliteracy7 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Silverwing is an exciting adventure story with dramatic suspense and a thrilling plot. The story tells of betrayal, strategy, warmth, and friendship as Shade and Marina battle their way through the fear of enemies and winter. Silverwing is a gripping novel that will keep your eyes glued to the page. -Brooke B.
abbylibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Shade, a young silverwing bat, is the runt of his colony, but he's got big ideas. When Shade, tired of being bullied, tries to prove his courage by catching a glimpse of the forbidden sun, he unknowingly breaks an ancient law and the owls retaliate. When the owls burn down their roost, the bats must begin their migration. Along the way Shade gets separated from his colony and meets a young brightwing bat named Marina. Marina has been thrown out of her colony because of a metal band placed on her by humans. Is it part of a legendary prophecy that will allow bats to fly during the day?
cmcvittie on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Kenneth Oppel does for bats in the novel, Silverwing, what Richard Adams did for rabbits in Watership Down ¿ he makes a creature's world into a humanized culture, complete with religious beliefs and traditions and forces of evil to be fought against. The main character, a newborn Silverwing bat named Shade, overcomes being blown off course in his colony's migration only to be captured and used by a jungle vampire bat which has escaped from captivity in the Northern hemisphere where Silverwings live. The fantasy is compelling and the characters appealing to young people, particularly Shade who frequently makes mistakes, yet presses forward with his strong beliefs. An award winner many times over, this should be in every elementary library.
swimmer_shark on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about a bat's adventure. He was lost when his colony headed south. He met another bat, and were almost found they're colony if it weren't for 2 cannibal bats...It is very suspenseful, I liked it a lot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it!
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Good read for young readers.
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