The Pennymores and the Curse of the Invisible Quill

The Pennymores and the Curse of the Invisible Quill

by Eric Koester
The Pennymores and the Curse of the Invisible Quill

The Pennymores and the Curse of the Invisible Quill

by Eric Koester


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When her brother vanishes in the night, along with all she thought to be true of magic, Parker Pennymore must unmask family secrets, travel far beyond the castle walls, and convince her sisters Quinn and Aven to break a few laws along the way - but what's a hero's journey without a little rebellion?

"We couldn't put it down." - New York Weekly

"Exceptional" and "Filled with heart" - Latin Post

The new fantasy series delighting fans of Harry Potter, Narnia, Percy Jackson, Land of Stories, The Wingfeather Saga, & the Hobbit.

Created first as a bedtime story, The Pennymores explores a world where all writing has been banned for centuries (a setting inspired by the true-life events of Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai). But when an unstoppable enemy returns threatening the destroy their world, the Pennymores must set off on a quest taking them inside hidden mystical realms, confronting ancient challenges, and forcing them to step closer to the heroes they are destined to be.

The Pennymores is a family-friendly quest perfect for middle-grade and young adult readers who love fantasy, mystery, adventure, and magical realism, including dwarves, trolls, elves, talking animals, and powerful wizards. Featuring dynamic, witty, funny, and brave sisters, the book harkens to classic fantasy stories and fairy tales, with its own set of twists and surprises keeping the reader guessing. The Pennymores shares the power of writing, as we uncover an ancient world where magic writers lived in harmony until a great war forced the ancients to ban magic writing forever, and soon anti-writing zealots used force to stop all writing.

This "supernatural adventure story, filled with atmosphere, twists, the sublime and dripping with heart" (New York Weekly) features fast-paced action, surprising twists, spunky, funny, and relatable characters exploring fantastical magic and is perfect for fans of Narnia, The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, and more.

Praise for The Pennymores from early readers:

  • "I'm more attached to it than any book I've read" - Jack (10)
  • "My kids won't stop talking about this book and these characters." Nicole F. (San Diego)
  • "I loved it so much that I read it again and again." Kate (10)
  • "Our class is in love with this book." - Mary Ann M (8th grade English teacher, Oshkosh, WI)
  • "I want to be a Pennymore sister." - Audrey (8)
  • "Finally a new series for my kids who read every Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Lord of the Rings, and Narnia book." Jeff K. (Omaha)

A portion of the proceeds of the Pennymores benefits the Malala Fund for children's literacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798885040532
Publisher: New Degree Press
Publication date: 04/25/2022
Series: Pennymores , #1
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Eric Koester was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. He moved to Washington, DC where he is a professor at Georgetown University (the only two-time professor of the year) and teaches creative and nonfiction writing. He is the father of three daughters Quinn, Parker & Aven (who inspired the titular characters of The Pennymores). He is the author of several nonfiction books, and you can visit him online at
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