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date: 18 September 2019

Wind on Fire, The (2000–2) 

The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

Daniel Hahn

A fantasy trilogy by William *Nicholson. In The Wind Singer (2000), we meet the Manth people of Aramanth, a city whose social structure is determined by exam results. Every citizen has to take exams—even toddlers—and the results decide where the families are allowed to live and what privileges they receive. Kestrel Hath despises the regime, and she and her twin brother Bowman set off on a dangerous journey to save Aramanth from the evil that grips it. In ... ...

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