A sweeping story about an adventurous girl, a three-legged dog, and a hummingbird mystery with a sprinkle of fantasy, set in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. Exciting, quirky, and a bit heart-breaking.

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Trina Bell's Humming Summer by Silke Stein is an amazing coming of age story. The characters are realistic and Trina's pain over her father's "neglect" and her unusual ability allowed her to quickly find a place in my heart. The imagery that Silke Stein uses is amazing and when the whale watching scene was described, I felt like I was in the boat with Trina and her father. The plot is VERY unique and quickly drew me in. I had a hard time putting it down.

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"I loved it. A wonderful story, with educational information.

I highly recommend it even if you aren't a hummingbird enthusiast."

Sandra Greganti, Inventor of the Hummer Fun ButtonsTM

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"This is one of the most enjoyable books I have read in a long time!

It is both magical and real at the same time."

          Joanne, former children's librarian, USA


"A delightful story of a girl, a dog, and many, many hummingbirds, in something of a wild-life lovers' tour of Victoria BC . . . the tale is richly told and the imagery is superb."

          Jemima Pett, Author of The Princelings of the East, UK


"A truly enjoyable read! I highly recommend this wonderful story."

Marie Lu, USA


"You won't be able to walk away from this collection of characters!"

Staci Cranor, Editor and Author, Huntsville, USA


"Elements of fantasy and real life blend together to make this a sweet read."

Jill Corley, Book Reviews by Jill Corley, USA


"I absolutely loved the story. It is very fresh and unique and will have

a ton of readers excited." Amanda, Minneapolis, USA


"It is ... a very lovely book (and I now really want to get a hummingbird feeder and travel to see the British Columbia setting myself)."

            Angela, USA


"A bewitching, beguiling tale of discovery and mystery!"

Gretchen, USA


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