Synopses & Reviews
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.
[set star] "Features confident storytelling and suprise endings."--School Library Journal. "This collection of ten witchy tales has something to appeal to everyone . . . The tone . . . varies from funny to haunting, rueful to gothic . . . [For] readers who are ready for some sophisticated tales of the supernatural."--The Bulletin
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.
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.