Brand new today–five fun fantasies!
Berkeley, Jon. The Hidden Boy
When the Flints win the trip to Bell Hoot, they board Captain Bontoc’s Blue Moon Mobile with the expectation of a grand holiday. But when Bea Flint’s little brother vanishes on the journey, the peculiar Ledbetter family is even more desperate to find Theo (who they call “The Hidden Boy”) than his family is. In her search, Bea will discover that Bell Hoot is more than a vacation destination, a wish is no good unless you give it legs, and Mumbo Jumbo is much more than nonsense–it’s hidden potential she has inside herself.
Hoover, P.J. The Emerald Tablet
Benjamin and his best friend Andy love being different from other kids. They like being able to read each other’s minds and use telekinesis to play tricks. In fact, they are getting set to spend their entire summer doing just that when Benjamin’s mirror starts talking. Suddenly, he’s looking at eight weeks of summer school at a place that can only be reached by a teleporter hidden in his hallway. And from there, the summer only gets stranger…
Trivas, Tracy. Wish Stealers
Griffin Penshine is always making wishes. But when a sinister old woman tricks her into accepting a box of eleven Indian Head pennies from 1897, Griffin soon learns these aren’t ordinary pennies, but stolen wishes. Even worse, possessing the pennies means that she’s a wish stealer, cursed for all her wishes to go wrong, no matter what she does. Can Griffin find a way to reverse the curse in time to save herself and the people she loves?
Uehashi, Nahoko. Moribito II: Guardian of the Darkness
For many years, through countless fights, Balsa has survived. When she returns to her native country of Kanbal as a bodyguard, she hopes to see her mentor’s family and her own for the first time in two years. But what should be a simple visit becomes a fight for her life when Balsa learns that the evil King Rogsam has framed her for a crime that threatens the very existance of her country. Can Balsa and the two children aiding her uncover the conspiracy before it’s too late? A 2010 Mildred L. Batchelder Medal Honor Book for translation.
Upchurch, Sanda June. Pathways to Adventure
How Angie, Alexis and James came to be in the same mysterious forest at the same time is as big a mystery to them as it is to anyone else. They soon find themselves entangled in bizarre, other-worldly encounters with talking animals, giant predatory spiders, and numerous strange pathways, none of which seem to lead back home! Will they ever find their way out?
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