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Publisher Comments:

#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.

Review:

"Set in a historical America where magic is part of daily life, Wrede's novel, first in the Frontier Magic series, follows Eff, the 13th child in her family, and the twin of a seventh son of a seventh son. This makes her twin, Lan, a 'natural-born magician,' while many see Eff as a curse ('If I spilled my soup, it was done apurpose... if a ball I kicked went astray... it was done deliberately in malice and spite'). Eff's family moves to the North Plains Territory where her father has been offered a professorship near the Great Barrier, the spell set up to protect the settlements from animals, magical and otherwise. Wrede (the Enchanted Forest Chronicles) creates a rich world where steam dragons seem as normal as bears, and a sympathetic character in Eff, who has been scarred by the belief that she is evil. There are hints that Eff has more power than she realizes, but the climax is slow to come and lacks the payoff readers will crave after years of Eff's meekness and playing the role as observer in her own life. Ages 12 — up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

With wit and wonder, #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Wrede creates an alternate history of westward expansion in an amazing new trilogy about the use of magic in the Wild West.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780545033428
Author:
Wrede, Patricia
Publisher:
Scholastic Press
Author:
Wrede, Patricia C.
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Frontier Magic Book
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
12-12

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Product details 320 pages Scholastic Press - English 9780545033428 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Set in a historical America where magic is part of daily life, Wrede's novel, first in the Frontier Magic series, follows Eff, the 13th child in her family, and the twin of a seventh son of a seventh son. This makes her twin, Lan, a 'natural-born magician,' while many see Eff as a curse ('If I spilled my soup, it was done apurpose... if a ball I kicked went astray... it was done deliberately in malice and spite'). Eff's family moves to the North Plains Territory where her father has been offered a professorship near the Great Barrier, the spell set up to protect the settlements from animals, magical and otherwise. Wrede (the Enchanted Forest Chronicles) creates a rich world where steam dragons seem as normal as bears, and a sympathetic character in Eff, who has been scarred by the belief that she is evil. There are hints that Eff has more power than she realizes, but the climax is slow to come and lacks the payoff readers will crave after years of Eff's meekness and playing the role as observer in her own life. Ages 12 — up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , With wit and wonder, #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Wrede creates an alternate history of westward expansion in an amazing new trilogy about the use of magic in the Wild West.
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