Flora's Dare

Flora's Dare : How a Girl of Spirit Gambles All to Expand Her Vocabulary, Confront a Bouncing Boy Terror, and Try to Save Califa from a Shaky Doom (Despite Being Confined to Her Room)

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Flora Fyrdraaca wants nothing more than to be a ranger, and for that she must master the magickal--and dangerous--language of Gramatica. But before she can find the ideal teacher, her aspirations are put to the test. Would a true ranger be intimidated by a tentacle that reaches for her from the depths of a toilet? Be daunted by her best friend's transformation into a notorious outlaw, thanks to a pair of sparkly stolen boots? Be cowed by the revelation that only she can rescue the city of Califa from the violent earthquakes that threaten its survival?
Never. Saving her city and her best friend are the least a Girl of Spirit can do--yet what Flora doesn't expect are the life-altering revelations she learns about her family and herself.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 511 pages
  • 129.54 x 210.82 x 40.64mm | 589.67g
  • United States
  • English
  • 2., A1/4berarb.
  • 0152054278
  • 9780152054274
  • 947,488

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Praise for"Flora Segunda" "Highly original, strange and amusing ...treats young readers with respect." --Diana Wynne Jones (star) "A thoroughly original magical world marks this witty debut...Tantalizingly, the open-ended conclusion hints there might be more to come from this compelling and funny heroine." --"Kirkus Reviews"(starred) "Like [Philip] Pullman's Lyra Silvertongue or [Terry] Pratchett's Tiffany Aching, Flora Fyrdraaca is a descendant of Jo March rather than a fainting beauty who needs rescuing." --"The New York Times Book Review"
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1,387 ratings
4.09 out of 5 stars
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4 41% (573)
3 17% (239)
2 3% (39)
1 2% (21)
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