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Official cover art of paperback edition
Author Holly Bennett
Cover artist Juliana Kolesova, Teresa Bubela
Language English
Genre Fantasy
Set in Prosper
Publisher Orca Book Publishers
Publication date
1 September 2012
Media type Paperback
Pages 208
ISBN 978-1-4598-0038-0
LC Class 2012937566

Redwing is a children's fantasy novel by Canadian author Holly Bennett. It is a Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication, and is recommended for ages 12–18.


Rowan Redwing is a young button box player whose musician parents and sister died by the plague. Conditions forced him to travel in the winter in a caravan.

Samik's parents are wine traders from Tarzine. After an unfortunate incident with a belligerent warlord, Samik is forced to flee to Prosper with a dog and fiddle.

The two boys encounter each other in a town foreign to both. Rowan allowed Samik, now known as Aydin, to travel with him. Samik claims to be able to see the ghost of Rowan's deceased sister, Ettie. Little did Rowan know that Samik would put him in burning danger...and Ettie and the giant dog would save the day together.

Awards and achievements

  • Bank Street College of Education 2013 Best Children's Books of the Year
  • CCBC Best Books of 2013
  • 2013 SYRCA Snow Willow Nominee
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