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Keyholders #1: This Side of Magic

Keyholders #1: This Side of Magic

Keyholders Series (Volume 1)

Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones




This Side of Magic is the first in a series of light fantasy chapter books set in Morgantown, a town on the border between the real world and the magical world, by the authors of the Publishers Weekly best selling BAILEY SCHOOL KIDS—a series of 50 books with more than 30 million copies sold!

"You are my chosen apprentices," said Mr. Leery.

Penny and Luke aren't sure they want to be apprentice Keyholders. A Keyholder's job, explains their neighbor, Mr. Leery, is to guard the border between the real world and the magical world.

But when they meet their "links"—magical helpers from the other side of the border—they change their minds. Penny's link is Kirin, a sarcastic unicorn. Luke forms a link with a clumsy baby dragon named Dracula.

And just in time! For the evil Queen of the Boggarts is determined to invade their world—and only the Keyholders and their links can stop her.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Keyholders #1: This Side of Magic

The two tiny windows next to Mr. Leery's front door glowed with light when Penny and Luke banged on the door.

"We know your cat can talk," Luke blurted as soon as Mr. Leery opened the door. "Are you...

Praise for Keyholders #1: This Side of Magic

“Kids will be drawn to the likable, believable protagonists and the promise of more enticing magic and action to follow.” —Publishers Weekly

“Magical attacks, lively characters from both sides of the hedge and slapstick set pieces…The bright humor will attract and keep young pre-Potterites.” —Kirkus Reviews


Reviews from Goodreads

Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones

MARCIA THORNTON JONES was a teacher and DEBBIE DADEY was a school librarian when they met over lunch to create their bestselling series, The Adventures of the Baily School Kids. Since then, Debbie and Marcia have collaborated on more than 125 books with sales of over forty million copies. Their books include the Keyholders series, beginning with This Side of Magic. Marcia lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her husband, Stephen, and their two cats. Debbie lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with her husband, three dogs, and three children.

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