Keyholders #1: This Side of Magic
Author: 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.
In The News
“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