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Author: Karen Foxlee Narrator: Jayne Entwistle Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2016 ISBN: 9780147521040
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From the author of Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy comes the story of a friendship between two girls set in Victorian England, with magical machines, wizards, witches, a mysterious underworld, and a race against time.

Annabel Grey is primed for a proper life as a young lady in Victorian England. But when her mother suddenly disappears, she’s put in the care of two eccentric aunts who thrust her into a decidedly unladylike life, full of potions and flying broomsticks and wizards who eat nothing but crackers. Magic, indeed! Who ever heard of such a thing?

Before Annabel can assess the most ladylike way to respond to her current predicament, she is swept up in an urgent quest. Annabel is pitted against another young witch, Kitty, to rescue the sacred Moreover Wand from the dangerous underworld that exists beneath London. The two girls outsmart trolls, find passage through a wall of faerie bones, and narrowly escape a dragon, but it doesn’t take long for Annabel to see that the most dangerous part of her journey is her decision to trust this wild, magical girl.

Sparkling with Karen Foxlee’s enchanting writing, this is a bewitching tale of one important wand and two most magical girls.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[An] enthralling adventure.”

    Bulletin of the Center for Children’s LIterature (starred review)

  • Deliciously complex and convincingly detailed. Kirkus Reviews starred review
  • Kids who enjoyed Foxlee’s Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy (BCCB 2/13) and fans of Hardinge’s Cuckoo Song (BCCB 6/15) will find similar otherworldly appeal in this enthralling adventure. Bulletin starred review
  • “Foxlee deftly wields the tropes of witchery: the importance of wands, the character and flight of broomsticks, and the selection of magical objects…Foxlee’s nicely wry tone and moments of incongruous humor break up the tension, while Annabel’s race against time in a harrowing journey deep under London keeps the pages turning…Deliciously complex and convincingly detailed.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Annabel’s journey…ultimately becomes one of self-discovery in which she comes to terms with her new identity and embraces bravery, chance, and unexpected friendships. Many scenes are richly described, from dark, foggy, sinister London to an unwelcome delay in the troll dwellings of Under London.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Narrator Jayne Entwistle’s characterizations anchor this Victorian fantasy. She begins with a convincing portrayal of fearful thirteen-year-old Annabel…Entwistle’s narration projects the thrill of dangerous adventures and Annabel’s winding path to becoming a true heroine.”


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About the Author

Jayne Entwistle is a voice talent and Earphones Award–winning narrator.

About the Narrator

Jayne Entwistle is a voice talent and Earphones Award–winning narrator.