The Magical Misadventures of Prunella Bogthistle
All Prunella wants is to be a proper bog-witch. Unfortunately, her curses tend to do more good than harm. When her mixed-up magic allows a sneaky thief to escape her grandmother's garden, Prunella is cast out until she can prove herself.It's hard enough being exiled to the unmagical Uplands, but traveling with the smug young thief Barnaby is even worse. He's determined to gain fame and fortune by recovering the missing Mirable Chalice. And to get what she wants, Prunella must help him, like it or not.
- Hardback | 263 pages
- 154 x 215 x 25mm | 386g
- 25 May 2010
- Henry Holt & Company
- New York, NY, United States
"""This colorful, fast-paced fantasy is recommended for fans of funny, fairy-tale-inspired stories." --"School Library Journal""" "Spunky characters and surprising plot twists will keep readers laughing and turning pages." --"Kirkus Reviews""""This is a delightful coming-of-age story about two plucky misfits who elicit readers' chuckles with their escapades, while gently reminding us not to judge a person by appearances alone." --"VOYA""""There is a nicely understated lesson here about adhering to your own principles, even when those you love would rather you didn't." --"BCCB"
About MS Deva Fagan
Deva likes searching for patterns, which is probably how she ended up writing stories based on echoes of old fairy-tales and mythic archetypes. She lives in Maine with her husband and her dog. www.devafagan.com
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Prunella wants to be a proper bog-witch, but her curses end up helping instead of harming. Her inability to curse allows a thief, Barnaby, to escape from her grandmother\'s garden and gets Prunella banished until she can do a proper curse. Barnaby is on a quest to gain fame and fortune by finding the Mirable Chalice and returning it to the queen. Now, Prunella must team up with the very thief who got her kicked out of her bog if she hopes to prove herself and return to her family, but helping Barnaby find the chalice might prove more dangerous than she thought. A tale worthy of sharing! With Fagan\'s combination of a bog-witch and a thief as unlikely heroes, THE MAGICAL MISADVENTURES OF PRUNELLA BOGTHISTLE is a brilliant tale of discovery and acceptance sure to entertain readers for years to come. *Gold Star Award Winner!show moreby TeensReadToo