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KLIATTBook five in Forrester's Beatrice Bailey adventures finds the young witch facing the last challenge in the struggle against the evil sorcerer Dally Rumpe. Once again, Beatrice is transported, along with her friends Teddy, Ollie, and Miranda, to the Witches' Sphere. This time, they must enter Bailiwick Castle, the stronghold Dally Rumpe has seized and filled with his dangerous minions. They must find Bromwich somewhere in the dungeons, and they must complete a lengthy enchantment in order to defeat the evil Rumpe. It won't be easy. Dally Rumpe is a master of disguise, and he is sure to be trying to thwart them. Furthermore, penetrating the castle without being detected is close to impossible, and the only person interested in helping them seems to be Wolf Duvall, the notorious thief who is a leading figure of the town near Bailiwick Castle. Beatrice is seriously concerned about their prospects, but she is determined to succeed. Even readers unfamiliar with earlier Beatrice Bailiwick books could enjoy this satisfying blend of mystery, magic, and adventure. It would be a good addition to any collection. KLIATT Codes: J—Recommended for junior high school students. 2005, Barron's, 228p. map., Ages 12 to 15.
—Heidi Hauser Green