by Kate Saunders


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Twelve-year-old Flora Fox would do anything not to go to Penrice Hall, the boarding school her parents are shipping her off to because of a family emergency. Penrice has horses and an Olympic-size swimming pool, but flashy facilities won't change how Flora feels about being sent away and having to make new friends. 

On the train ride to Penrice, Flora awakens from a nap to find herself transported into the past—1935, to be exact. As Flora rises to the challenges of her strange new life, she finds that the joys and complications of growing up are the same no matter what the year. And that friends and family will always be there to lend a helping hand.

Praise for Beswitched
A Junior Library Guild Selection
“This absorbing novel…features a dimensional, delightful protagonist, whose personality and growth ring true....Along with the entertaining magical elements, the universal themes of self-discovery, and looking beyond appearances combine into a wholly engaging and enjoyable read.”—Booklist, Starred Review
“Saunders offers a coming-of-age tale against the rich backdrop of full period detail . . . [It] will charm readers.”—Publishers Weekly
“A ripping English boarding-school story with a perceptive heroine and time-travel twist guaranteed to appeal to modern schoolgirls.”—Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375873294
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 12/11/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 780L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

KATE SAUNDERS has written lots of books for adults and children. She lives in London with her son and her three cats.

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Beswitched 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great! I couldnt put it down. I would recommend it for 10-12 year olds
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was one of the best i haveever read
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This was gr8!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really just wanted to chat with someone and you seemed like the best candidate. Plus you put it out there.... even i it's out there from 2014 or something. Sorry again. I love this book! It'really good!! I read it a while ago, when I was little, but I still like it.
readinggeek451 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Flora, a somewhat spoiled twelve-year-old, is angry to be sent to boarding school while her parents travel to Italy to see to her elderly grandmother. On the train to school, she passes out and wakes to find herself arriving at a different school--in 1935. Prickly at first, she eventually makes friends with her dorm mates, who cast the spell to bring her back in time. Although she reluctantly settles in at school, she still desperately wants to return home. But first she has something to accomplish in the past.This is probably a better book than I give it credit for. The early parts were hitting my social-embarrassment twitches rather hard, but it was still enjoyable.
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This book is such a good book it was SO amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im not really a fan of historical books do you still think ill like it?