The Boy, The Bird and The Coffin Maker by Matilda Woods

The Boy, The Bird and The Coffin Maker

Matilda Woods

185 pages first pub 2017 (editions)

fiction childrens fantasy magical realism hopeful sad medium-paced


Alberto lives alone in the town of Allora where fish fly out of the sea and everyone knows everybody's business. There he makes coffins for the great and small, but being the only coffin maker in town can be lonely. That is until a little boy and ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 99 reviews


hopeful 86%
emotional 73%
adventurous 46%
sad 33%
inspiring 26%
lighthearted 26%
mysterious 26%
reflective 20%
relaxing 20%
dark 13%
funny 6%
tense 6%


medium 42%
fast 42%
slow 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 45% | A mix: 27% | Plot: 27%

Strong character development?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 9%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 66% | No: 33%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 54% | It's complicated: 27% | N/A: 9% | Yes: 9%

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