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Curses, Inc. and Other Stories

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ISBN13: 9780152061074
ISBN10: 015206107x
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A spell that gets you land, money, long golden hair, or a date to the prom cant be a curse, can it? A curse just gets you dead. Or does it?. . . In these ten stunning short stories, boys and girls learn firsthand just what magic spells, enchantments, and curses really can do.

Synopsis:

Vivian Vande Velde's spellbinding short stories are filled with magic and mayhem. Witness the boy who breaks his dance date because he's too cheap to spend money on her. He learns about spells the hard way in Curses, Inc. What happens when a woman brings her son back from the dead in "The Witch's Son"? Many folks go to Granny Orilla for remedies. Does a cure or a curse await in "Cypress Swamp Granny"? Beware: These haunting stories will put you under their spell.

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Ten tales for teens from a master of fantastical storytelling

About the Author

VIVIAN VANDE VELDE is the author of more than twenty books for young readers, including the Edgar Award–winning Never Trust a Dead Man. She lives in Rochester, New York. 

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Teresa Conner, August 28, 2010 (view all comments by Teresa Conner)
I think my favorite of the ten tales is unquestionably ‘Witch-Hunt’ as it leads you on a spooky journey with a fantastically true and hilarious ending that will have girls everywhere relating to it. ‘Curses, Inc’ is another story that stuck out to me, with its ironic turn of events and ‘Boy Witch’ was refreshing as we rarely hear of tales of male witches. I also thoroughly enjoyed the Afterword. As a aspiring writer myself, I very much enjoy hearing what inspires fellow writers and Vivian Velde doesn’t disappoint.

The art on the cover is fantastic as well. I never get tired of seeing what the mind of Cliff Nielsen can cook up, he is definitely an inspiration to a fellow digital artist. Overall, this is a brilliant compilation of tales for anyone interested in the supernatural, or needs a batch of stories for their next sleepover or Halloween party.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780152061074
Author:
Vande Velde, Vivian
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Author:
Velde, Vivian Vande
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Witches
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070901
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7 x 4.5 in 0.35 lb
Age Level:
12-17

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"Synopsis" by , Vivian Vande Velde's spellbinding short stories are filled with magic and mayhem. Witness the boy who breaks his dance date because he's too cheap to spend money on her. He learns about spells the hard way in Curses, Inc. What happens when a woman brings her son back from the dead in "The Witch's Son"? Many folks go to Granny Orilla for remedies. Does a cure or a curse await in "Cypress Swamp Granny"? Beware: These haunting stories will put you under their spell.
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