Enchanter's Glassby Susan Whitcher
Things have gotten so bad that Phoebe skips school to escape her problems. Wandering around, Pheobe is drawn to the bridge. When a frightening force sends her over the railing, she emerges from the icy water gripping a chunk of clear glass. Why do things look so strange through this shard? Could it be magic?
While skipping school because the pressures of ordinary life have become too onerous, middle-schooler Phoebe falls off a bridge. She doesn't drown, but washes up in the shallows clutching a mysterious piece of glass, part of a perfect orb. The world looks different through the glass; Phoebe's fussy neighbor, Mr. Barnes, looks like a wizard. Strange things start happening, too. The class outcast, Tamás, turns up in Phoebe's yard in a vastly transformed state. Phoebe and Tamás enter a magical world from their own imaginings, a world that reflects their dreams, assumptions, and misconceptions back to them. As they learn to look beyond appearances and appreciate each other's real selves, they free themselves from the terrifying spell of their imaginary world. Although some of the transitions between the fantasy and reality are a little confusing, most are handled well. Readers who have longed for a little sorcery in their lives will want to think again after finishing this provocative book.
- Harcourt Children's Books
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- Edition description:
- 1st ed
- Product dimensions:
- 5.85(w) x 8.53(h) x 0.85(d)
- Age Range:
- 10 - 12 Years
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I've been searching all day for this book. I read it in ninth grade I believe. I really, really, really loved it. You should definitely give it a try. It's not a tough read, but the storyline left me smiling.
This book caught my eye from the shelf and I grabbed it and started reading it. I couldn't put it down! I read thirty pages before we had to leave the store. I finished it later and I LOVED IT!! If you like fantasy, then you'll absoulutely love this book.