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Second Chance

Second Chance

Saint Philomene's Infirmary for Magical Creatures (Volume 2)

W. Stone Cotter

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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In W. Stone Cotter's Second Chance, the young readers fantasy sequel to Saint Philomene's Infirmary for Magical Creatures, a brother and sister duo return to a magical underground realm to prevent disaster.

Chance and Pauline Jeopard have been on an incredible adventure—one they can never talk about. After all, who would believe that a magical realm exists deep below ground, home to extraordinary creatures found only in fables? Worse yet, what if someone did believe?

When a miner finds out about Donbaloh and threatens to drill and destroy it, Chance and Pauline must travel back to warn its inhabitants—risking it all in the process.

CHAPTER 1


On the ninth of August, at 3:47 p.m., the thermometer in the little town of Starling, Texas, reached 115 degrees Fahrenheit, the hottest moment so far this year, and the Jeopard siblings, Pauline and Chance, found themselves...

W. Stone Cotter

W. Stone Cotter is the author of Saint Philomene's Infirmary for Magical Creatures. He has previously published his essays and short fiction in the Believer, Lucky Peach, the Paris Review, McSweeney’s Quarterly, and the New York Times, and in 2014, he was a recipient of the Pushcart Prize. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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