The Conjuring Glass

The Conjuring Glass

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by Brian Knight
     
 

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When thirteen-year-old orphan Penny Sinclair moves to the small town of Dogwood to live with her godmother, she expects her life to become very dull. She doesn't expect to find a strange talking fox roaming the countryside near her new home, a kindred spirit in her new friend Zoe, or the secret grove where they discover the long hidden magic of The Phoenix… See more details below

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When thirteen-year-old orphan Penny Sinclair moves to the small town of Dogwood to live with her godmother, she expects her life to become very dull. She doesn't expect to find a strange talking fox roaming the countryside near her new home, a kindred spirit in her new friend Zoe, or the secret grove where they discover the long hidden magic of The Phoenix Girls.

Learning to use magic isn't easy, though; Penny and Zoe get their magic wrong almost as often as they get it right. When something sinister threatens Dogwood, their often accidental magic may be the only thing that can stop it.

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Publishers Weekly
After the loss of her mother, 13-year-old Penny is sent to live with her godmother in the small town of Dogwood. There, she befriends fellow newcomer Zoe. Everything changes when a talking fox leads the two girls to a hidden hollow, where they find a magic wand and a book that initiates them into the magical tradition of the Phoenix Girls. As they try to master their newfound powers, they attempt to unravel the secrets of a traveling magician who seems tied into a rash of disappearances. The mission becomes personal for Penny after she suspects that the man may also be connected to her past. Unanswered questions and an episodic tone give this first book in the Phoenix Girls series a somewhat fragmentary air, which may frustrate readers interested in seeing more of this world. Still, Knight (They Call Us Monsters) makes a solid transition into YA from his previous horror and dark fantasy work; unexpected plot developments, wish fulfillment, and an eerie atmosphere combine to make the adventure a quick but entertaining fantasy-mystery. Ages 12�up. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936564729
Publisher:
JournalStone
Publication date:
03/08/2013
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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