Thirteenth Child (Frontier Magic Series #1)

Thirteenth Child (Frontier Magic Series #1)

by Patricia C. Wrede

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Thirteenth Child (Frontier Magic Series #1) by Patricia C. Wrede

#1 NYT bestselling author Pat Wrede returns to Scholastic with an amazing new trilogy about the use of magic in the wild, wild west. Eff was born a thirteenth child. Her twin brother, Lan, is the seventh son of a seventh son. This means he's supposed to possess amazing talent -- and she's supposed to bring only bad things to her family and her town. Undeterred, her family moves to the frontier, where her father will be a professor of magic at a school perilously close to the magical divide that separates settlers from the beasts of the wild. With wit and wonder, Patricia Wrede creates an alternate history of westward expansion that will delight fans of both J. K. Rowling and Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545283038
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Series: Frontier Magic Series , #1
Sold by: Scholastic, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 133,652
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 12 - 14 Years

About the Author


Patricia C. Wrede is the universally acclaimed author of The Enchanted Forest Chronicles series, including Dealing with Dragons, Searching for Dragons, Calling on Dragons, and Talking to Dragons, as well as other novels, including Mairelon the Magician, The Magician's Ward, and, with Caroline Stevermer, Sorcery and Cecelia, The Grand Tour, and The Mislaid Magician. She lives in Minnesota.

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Thirteenth Child (Frontier Magic Series #1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 98 reviews.
Lindsey_Miller More than 1 year ago
This book is a wonderful twist on 'magical worlds'. Instead of following the typical conventions of the magical fantasy genre, Wrede recreates our own history, complete with the same people, like Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin. The only difference is that the world operates openly in magic. There are magic schools everywhere throughout the world, and several branches of magic that emerged from various cultures. Set in what would have been the settler time of American history, Wrede tells the story through the eyes of Eff, who narrates in an honest and personal style that makes it a very enjoyable read. Also, Wrede keeps more with the genre of literature during that time period with a tone that harkens to Mark Twain or Willa Cather. My personal favorite part, however, is the fact that unlike most stories about magic, this isn't about one child hero who needs to save the world from the greatest evil that history has ever known or ever will know. It's a story about a girl's personal journey with her own power and her process of growing up, and the evils that she faces are not necessarily related to terrible magical creatures that threaten to end life as everyone knows it. Although there's a little of that as well. -Lindsey Miller, www.lindseyslibrary.com
Otterina More than 1 year ago
Think back to your youth, remember reading Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House in the Big Woods? The Thirteenth Child is a return to the wonders of moving out past the prairie. With all the joyful reverence of freely exploring life & coming of age. I can't wait to crack the cover ov Across the Great Barrier. I am once again 8 years old & listening to Pa fiddle, Ma teach with Laura & Mary exploring the world around the.. but even better, I'm with Eff, Lan, William & Wash where there is true magic. Mirror bugs, grubs, steam dragons & wooly mammoths oh my! Join me on a continuing magical ride exploring the new world, helping to define the magic of the Columbias.. Brava Ms Wrede, brava. I am so pleased to say I have a standing order in for each new book you release. May I be getting such presents in the mail for years to come.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great read for those days when you just want to curl up on the couch an read. This book transitions through many years is flawless. The characters really matures throughout the book. A really enjoyable read for all ages
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is an amazing book about self-discovery and self-acceptance. It is a must read for everyone.
WishStealer More than 1 year ago
This book was really good, about a young girl who has to live through constant hatred, stereotypes, and being shadowed in her twin brother's glory. However, I wish the ending gave Eff more glory, and had William get together with her. The ending was a little abrupt, but I might just be comparing to "A Charmed Life" by Diana Wynne Jones where the brother lives in the sister's shadow, and then turns out to be more powerful. I wish that was how this book ended. I'm eagerly awaiting to read the next book now--I have it on hold at the library, and I hope it's what I predicted.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's the sort of book that goes slow because it covers a long period of time, but the characters are all plenty decent and nobody's ridiculously nefarious or completely spot-free innocent. It's a pretty practical approach to a world where magic is used, and even covers the problem that overdependence on something brings to mind. Leaves you wanting more in the end, and that's just as well.
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Exelent/wonderfull/increadible book i loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Slow and deliberate, but with all the tension of a high-stakes mystery. I quickly found myself engrossed in Wrede's world and reading as fast as I could to get to the end. Which, albeit, was rather anti-climactic and not as satisfying as I would have liked.The only thing that really got under my skin was the alternate history, but that was kind of the whole point of the book and it wasn't that bad, it was just me nitpicking. All together, it was a very interesting book and the whole series is worth the time put into reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought that this book was simply amazing. It kept me wanting to read it over and over again. I read my paperback copy so many time that the cover started to fall appart!
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Lizzie27 More than 1 year ago
Amazing book! The perfect mix of magic and American history blended to a fantasy tale that will delight readers for ages. It's a great tale for all ages, and Eff is a strong young woman who we see grow in the book and come into her own
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I loved this book. It was really good. It is about a girl who is "evil" but she turns out to be good. Read this book to find out who is evil and who is good.
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cindylb More than 1 year ago
Good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How can she be a thirteenth child when her twin is the seventh?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Imagine if the pioneers had been equipped with magic, but had to face equally-gifted dangers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting book
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I love this book i could never put it don when i was reading it !!!!!!!!