Curse of the Broomstaff

Curse of the Broomstaff

Book rating: 04 Hardback Janitors

By (author) Tyler Whitesides, Illustrated by Brandon Dorman

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  • Publisher: Shadow Mountain
  • Format: Hardback | 356 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 198mm x 30mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 10 September 2013
  • ISBN 10: 1609076052
  • ISBN 13: 9781609076054
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 378,817

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The secret society of janitors with wizard-like powers continue the battle, but now, the stakes are even higher. The Bureau of Educational Maintenance is after Alan Zumbro, and this time the evildoers mean business--deadly business. Spencer, Daisy, and their little team of Rebels must find the source of all magical Glop and destroy it before it can destroy the world as we know it. No small task with the BEM and its monster Toxites at their heels! It's a wild and dangerous ride as Spencer's friends follow the trail of clues all the way to the hiding place of the mysterious Aurans: guardians of a secret landfill. What they discover there will change the fate of the Rebels--and quite possibly that of the world.

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Author information

Tyler Whitesides worked as a janitor at a middle school while attending college. It was there he discovered the many secrets and mysteries that can be hidden in a dusty school. Tyler graduated from Utah State University with a degree in music. He enjoys spending time in the mountains, cooking, and vacuuming. Tyler and his wife, Connie, live in beautiful northern Utah.

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By Ruth Hill 04 Jan 2014 4

As I have stated so many times before, fantasies are not often my thing. This is the third book in the series, and I have not as yet read the first two. But this is definitely a stand-alone book, so don't let that keep you from enjoying this book. Even though this book is not my genre of preference, I can still recognize several things that lead to such a positive review from me.

First of all, there is no profanity and no inappropriate scenes. All "violence" is cartoonish and not scary. I find it ironic to call a book about garbage "clean." But indeed it is! I am quite sure this book would appeal to my daughter in a couple of years, and I can hope that she will make the time to read the series eventually.

Secondly, the story is imaginative and has redeeming qualities. Good triumphs over evil, and I can only hope that another book will be forthcoming. The fact that the setting is school-related makes the book even more intriguing--especially to the younger set.

So what were my complaints? I found the story rather tiresome at times, but the chapters were short. This made the dragging story much more bearable. Even though the book is able to be comprehended without the first two books, I would have liked a little more detail about why this ongoing war was occurring. I also struggled to become emotionally involved with the story and the characters, but that probably goes back to my disinterest in fantasy novels. In short, my complaints are few, and for all practical purposes, this is an ideal young adult fantasy.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

By Shauna Wheelwright 09 Sep 2013 5

This series just continues to AMAZE and IMPRESS me!

What a FUN, FUN story line!
Amazing IMAGINATION!
Wonderful use of GARBAGE! How many books can claim that :)
LOVE LOVE LOVE this series!

Spencer, Daisy and the team of rebels have found the "package."

Now they must come together and seek out the source of the magical Glop and destroy it.

Join them on their wild and dangerous journey as they follow lead after lead and clue after clue.

Sometimes they will get stuck and have to use those wonderful janitorial supplies.

And along the way Spenser will have to face the "curse of the broomstaff."

AN INCREDIBLE, FUN-FILLED, ACTION-PACKED STORY!

PERFECT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

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"An enormously entertaining book."-Orson Scott Card