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Rough-and-tumble Saturday Woodcutter thinks she's the only one of her sisters without any magic - until the day she accidentally conjures an ocean in the backyard. With her sword in tow, Saturday sets sail on a pirate ship, only to find herself kidnapped and whisked off to the top of the world. Is Saturday powerful enough to kill the mountain witch who holds her captive and save the world from sure destruction? And, as she wonders grumpily, "Did romance have to be part of the adventure?" As in Enchanted, readers will revel in the fragments of fairy tales that embellish this action-packed story of adventure and, yes, romance.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 152 x 212 x 28mm | 317.51g
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • Harcourt Children's Books
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • 0544056779
  • 9780544056770
  • 511,289

Review quote

"Mightily entertaining . . . whether Kontis tells the tales of other Woodcutter children or not, readers will await her next with joyful anticipation."--Kirkus Reviews "Fans of the television show Once Upon a Time will definitely enjoy this fractured fairy tale that references many well-known stories."--School Library Journalshow more

About Alethea Kontis

Alethea Kontis is the author of two picture books and many short stories, as well as "Enchanted, " the acclaimed previous book about Saturday and her sisters.""A student of science fiction greats Andre Norton and Orson Scott Card, Alethea now lives and writes in Virginia. Visit her website at www.aletheakontis.com.show more

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""You got a sword and a destiny. That s more than most people get.""For rough and tumble Saturday, it s no fun being the only one in the family without any magical talent. Too tall, too strong, too "normal," that s her lot in life until the day she accidentally creates an ocean in the backyard. Suddenly things are looking up. With her sword in tow, Saturday sets sail on the sudden sea, only to find herself kidnapped and whisked off to the mountain at the top of the world. Held captive by a blind witch who gives her a series of impossible tasks, Saturday is aided by a very appealing young man who knows all the witch s tricks. But he turns out to be under a spell that only Saturday can break and that will only happen when this seemingly normal girl digs deep enough to find her own hidden talents. "show more
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