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Fire Spell : When Magic Traps You, Who Can Break the Spell? - Laura Amy Schlitz

Fire Spell

When Magic Traps You, Who Can Break the Spell?

Paperback Published: 15th October 2012
ISBN: 9781408826218
Number Of Pages: 400

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Clara disappears on her birthday. Exceptionally wealthy and exceptionally lonely, she requested that a puppeteer and his two orphan helpers stage a spellbinding show for her in the vast empty house. But then the curtains close and darkness falls ...

The puppeteer, Grisini, kidnaps Clara and uses his sinister powers to imprison her body and mind in the form of a marionette. His two young assistants realise what has happened, and all three children find themselves caught up in a terrible struggle for supernatural eminence between Grisini and a dying witch of extraordinary power.

The bewitching and brilliant magical adventure Fire Spell, published in the USA as Splendors and Glooms, was awarded the Newbery Medal Honor and is a New York Times bestseller.

About the Author

Laura Amy Schlitz is a librarian and storyteller in Baltimore County, USA. She has worked as a costumier, actress and playwright, and her plays for young people have been produced in theatres all over the county. She has been awarded the Newbery Medal (Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village) and numerous other literary awards. She is a New York Times best-selling author.

Industry Reviews

'Vivid and strange, this latest work is, like a marionette show that the orphan see one night, a spectacle 'sharp-edged, exquisite, and eerily alive'
Wall Street Journal

'Astonishingly original ... dazzling ... A brilliant story well told New York Journal of Books Builds slowly and ends stunningly.'
Chicago Tribune

'A highly original tale about children caught in a harrowing world of magic and misdeeds
Publishers Weekly

Schlitz proves herself a master storyteller as she skilfully manoeuvres the strings of this gothic tale right up to the astonishing climax.'
Jennifer M. Brown, Shelf Awareness

'Schlitz's prose is perfect in every stitch, and readers will savor each word.'
Kirkus, Starred Review

ISBN: 9781408826218
ISBN-10: 1408826216
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 15th October 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.9  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1

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