A thrilling debut novel where fantasy and science fiction meet, dragons aren’t as innocent as they look, and nothing is quite what it seems.
Anne has spent most of her thirteen years dreaming of the day she and her best friend Penelope will finally leave Saint Lupin’s Institute for Perpetually Wicked and Hideously Unattractive Children. When the big day arrives, a series of very curious happenings lead to Anne being charged with an epic quest. Anne, Penelope, and new questing partner Hiro have only days to travel to strange new locales, solve myriad riddles, and triumph over monstrous foes—or face the horrible consequences.
Packed with action, humor, and endless heart, this debut novel marks the first volume in an irresistible and original fantasy series.
Families are unique and have different expectations for the books they choose to read. The following is a list of concepts included in this book that some parents may wish to seek out or avoid.
Violence: Anne puts a pocket knife in a shark’s eye when it attacks her. There are a few “creatures” (that aren’t real people) that get their arms cut off and end up turning to smoke.
Note that this list is not exhaustive and there may be concepts in this book that are not included or have been insufficiently or incorrectly detailed here.
Discuss with your child how determined the characters are and how they never give up.
This book is so much fun, I couldn’t put it down! It’s packed full of adventure and fun twists, along with some magic, mystery. and suspense. There are great messages of determination, persevering, friendship, and identity.