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The Humming of Numbers

The Humming of Numbers

A Novel

Joni Sensel

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)




Aidan is poised to take his monastic vows—until a girl enters the abbey, one who hums of the number eleven. Aidan has the ability to hear the humming of numbers, a buzzing energy given off by living things. He is captivated and tormented by the mysterious girl, Lana, who has some unusual abilities of her own. How can he become a monk when his mind is filled with impure thoughts?

Before he can begin to sort his feelings out, the Vikings raid. Only Aidan and Lana can save the village from certain, violent death—and only if they learn to trust in their mysterious talents.

Joni Sensel's richly imagined new novel is a compelling blend of fantasy and adventure.

The Humming of Numbers is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year


The Humming of Numbers

Lana Nicarbith hummed of the number eleven. The sound caught Aidan's attention as he swept the path near the abbey's front gate. He stared, open-mouthed, while Lord Donagh dragged the girl through...


Praise for The Humming of Numbers

“A great read . . . filled with nature lore and compelling action.” —School Library Journal

“An excellent book that readers of both historical fiction and fantasy will enjoy.” —VOYA

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About the author

Joni Sensel

JONI SENSEL is the author of the middle-grade novel Reality Leak as well as two picture books. She lives in Washington State.

Joni Sensel

From the Publisher

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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