A Wilder Magic
A Wilder Magic
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A Wilder Magic

Written by Juliana Brandt
Published by Sourcebooks Young Readers
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From the author of The Wolf of Cape Fen comes a beautiful and lyrical story about one family with magic in their bones, and what happens when we have to give up what we love most.For generations, Sybaline Shaw’s family has lived in an enchanted valley in the Appalachian Mountains, using their magic to help grow the land. But now the government has built a dam that will force the Shaws to relocate, and they’re running out of time before their home will be flooded.Syabline and her cousin Nettle can’t imagine life without the valley and its magic, so they decide to stay. Using magic, they build an invisible wall around their home. As the water rises, they learn a terrible truth: the water will continue to rise, leaving them to live beneath the lake itself.There is also a consequence to using magic selfishly, one that might transform both her and Nettle forever. If she can’t find a way to escape, Syballine and the ones she loves could be trapped in the valley forever.A Wilder Magic is the perfect…fantasy book for girls 9-12middle school chapter book for fans of the supernaturaltween book for girls age 9-12preteen gift for girlsPraise for The Wolf of Cape Fen: A stunning seaside fairy tale that will absorb readers until the very end.–BooklistA mesmerizing piece of magical realism packed with mystery, suspense, and, most important, love.–School Library JournalIntriguing mystery… Laced with dreams, this perplexing fantasy rewards persistent readers.–Kirkus ReviewsSoftly spangled black and white chapter title illustrations preface brief dream interludes belonging to other Fenians, emphasizing that the whole community is bound up in the baron’s magic and helping to harmonize the novel’s contrasting moods of coastal-town hominess and stark unease.–BCCB

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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    May 4, 2021
    Page Count
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    9 - 12 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    ASIN/ISBN 10

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