From Karen Foxlee, author of “Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy” comes the story of a most unlikely magical girl set in a world with wizards, witches, a mysterious underworld, and a race against time – and a most unlikely magical girl.
About the Book
Title: A Most Magical Girl | Author: Karen Foxlee | Publication Date: August 2, 2016 | Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers | Pages: 304 | Recommended Ages: 8-12
What would you do if you had powers beyond your control? Prim and proper, Annabel Grey, the protagonist of A MOST MAGICAL GIRL, sees the future in puddles and other reflective surfaces. However, Annabel is a proper young lady in Victorian London who thinks magic is the stuff of fairytales.
After her mother leaves home, Annabel is sent to live with her great-aunts who own (of all things) a magic shop. When the nefarious Mr. Angel demands that her aunts and their cohorts pledge allegiance to his rule and lay down their wands, it’s up to Annabel to brave the mysterious, and often dangerous, Under London to recover an all-powerful wand that will put an end to his dark magic.
The Buzz About the Book
“Deliciously complex and convincingly detailed.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Memorable for its vivid imagery and stylish, thoughtful prose.” —The Horn Book Review
“Young readers will be enthralled… The imaginative narrative is a classic tale of good versus evil sure to be popular with fantasy-lovers.”—Booklist
About the Author: Karen Foxlee
Karen Foxlee is the author of The Anatomy of of Wings, The Midnight Dress, and the middle grade novel Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy, which has received five starred reviews. She lives in Brisbane Australia with her daughter.