A Question of Magic

A Question of Magic

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Serafina was living the normal life of a village girl, when she gets a mysterious letter--her first letter ever, in fact--from a great aunt she's never heard of in another village. Little does 'Fina know, her great aunt is actually a Baba Yaga, a magical witch who lives in an even more magical cottage.

Summoned to the cottage, Serafina's life takes an amazing turn as she finds herself becoming the new Baba Yaga. But leaving behind home and the boy she loves isn't easy, and as Serafina grows into her new and magical role answering the first question any stranger might ask her with the truth, she also learns about the person she's meant to be, and that telling the future doesn't always mean knowing the right answers.

In her inimitable and bestselling way, ED Baker has crafted a funny and romantic story that combines some fabulous details from the original Slavic tale, with an all new spin!
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 128 x 197 x 22.86mm | 355g
  • Bloomsbury Childrens Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1599908557
  • 9781599908557
  • 2,805,881

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"Slyly combines fairy-tale tropes. . . . The humor and relationships created by Baker are happily reminiscent of such classics as Howl's Moving Castle." --Kirkus Reviews

"Baker continues to weave enchanting new stories out of fairy tale lore." --Publishers Weekly

"A lively fantasy. . . . Suspense, magic, romance, and humor." --Booklist

"A delightful story about telling the truth, love, pain, and always trying to reach for what you really want." --Library Media Connection

"The dialogue is fluid and often abounds with humor . . . This amusing title is sure to win the hearts of girls who crave an active protagonist." --School Library Journal

"Humorous . . . this fractured fairy tale will be enjoyed by readers who like adventure with a touch of romance." --School Library Journal on The Wide-Awake Princess

"I've loved everything I've read by E.D. Baker and this book was no exception. With plenty of humor and heart, I eagerly followed Annie on her quest to find help for her sister's betrothed. I love the idea of a character upon whom magic has no effect, it creates unique and often humorous situations for both Annie and those around her both good and bad. A fun light read, perfect for middle grade girls." --GeoLibrarian on Unlocking the Spell
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About E. D. Baker

E. D. Baker is the author of The Tales of the Frog Princess series, including The Frog Princess, which was in part the inspiration for the Disney movie The Princess and the Frog. Baker is also the author of Fairy Wings, Fairy Lies, The Wide-Awake Princess, and Unlocking the Spell. She lives with her family and many pets in Maryland.

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1,243 ratings
4.03 out of 5 stars
5 41% (513)
4 31% (380)
3 20% (253)
2 6% (70)
1 2% (27)
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