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Sometimes magic doesn't always do what one intends...especially when one is a bard-in-training.   A New York Times bestseller.

About The Author

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Nancy Farmer has written three Newbery Honor books: The Ear, the Eye and the ArmA Girl Named Disaster; and The House of the Scorpion, which also won the National Book Award and the Printz Honor. Other books include The Lord of OpiumThe Sea of TrollsThe Land of the Silver ApplesThe Islands of the BlessedDo You Know MeThe Warm Place, and three picture books for young children. She grew up on the Arizona-Mexico border and now lives with her family in the Chiricahua Mountains of Arizona.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (August 25, 2009)
  • Length: 528 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416907367
  • Grades: 7 and up
  • Ages: 12 - 99
  • Lexile ® 710 The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Awards and Honors

  • Booklist Editors' Choice
  • Bank Street Best Books of the Year
  • Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best

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