The Magical Misadventures of Prunella Bogthistle

Deva Fagan

Henry Holt and Co.

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All Prunella wants is to be a proper bog-witch. Unfortunately, her curses tend to do more good than harm. When her mixed-up magic allows a sneaky thief to escape her grandmother’s garden, Prunella is cast out until she can prove herself.

It’s hard enough being exiled to the unmagical Uplands, but traveling with the smug young thief Barnaby is even worse. He’s determined to gain fame and fortune by recovering the missing Mirable Chalice. And to get what she wants, Prunella must help him, like it or not.

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Chapter l

All I wanted was to charm a single stinking wart onto my face. Yes, onto, not off. A good bog- witch should have at least one. Grandmother had eleven, and a hooked nose to boot. Of course, there were rare witches who could pull off a certain dark and terrible beauty. My mother was one, according to Grandmother. Maybe that’s how I got stuck the way I was.

I peered into the moon- silvered water of the rain barrel. No wart. No dark and terrible beauty, either. Just the same clear brown skin and snub nose I’d always had.

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Praise for The Magical Misadventures of Prunella Bogthistle

This colorful, fast-paced fantasy is recommended for fans of funny, fairy-tale-inspired stories.” --School Library Journal

 

“Spunky characters and surprising plot twists will keep readers laughing and turning pages.” --Kirkus Reviews

This is a delightful coming-of-age story about two plucky misfits who elicit readers’ chuckles with their escapades, while gently reminding us not to judge a person by appearances alone.” --VOYA

There is a nicely understated lesson here about adhering to your own principles, even when those you love would rather you didn’t.” --BCCB


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Deva Fagan

Deva likes searching for patterns, which is probably how she ended up writing stories based on echoes of old fairy-tales and mythic archetypes. She lives in Maine with her husband and her dog.

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The Magical Misadventures of Prunella Bogthistle
Deva Fagan

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
May 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429947817
ISBN10: 1429947810
Middle-Grade Fiction272 pages
Age Range: 10 and up
Grade Range: 5 and up
$7.99

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
May 2010
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805087437
ISBN10: 0805087435
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 272 pages
Age Range: 10 and up
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AR Quiz Number: 136956
AR Book Level: 4.7
AR Points: 0.5

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