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A Snake Falls to Earth

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Myth, magic, science in imaginative, lively eco-tale.

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An Apache teen girl and a bespectacled snake come together to save friends and family in Darcie Little Badger's imaginative tale of long-parted worlds. Steeped in science and mythology, A Snake Falls to Earth unfolds very much on its own terms as author Little Badger faces her complex, engaging characters with a lot of surprising challenges. Here Nina, who's heard about such beings all her life, ponders Oli and his band of animal-people friends, who've come to Earth to save their dying friend Ami the toad, and have enlisted her aid.

"In many ways, their facial expressions and behavior reminded her of their animals. That, more than anything, made Nina's heart sting with affection for her new friends. She'd known them less than twenty-four hours, and was already willing to drop everything in the middle of hurricane season just to help them save a toad."

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