Posted on September 7, 2014 by Ms. Martha
Summary: The year is 1906, and twelve-year-old Violet Blake unearths an ancient talisman–a copper hand–beside the stream where her mother used to harvest medicine. Violet’s touch warms the copper hand and it begins to reveal glimpses of another time. Violet is certain that the copper hand is magic–and if anyone is in need of its powers, it’s Violet. Surely the magic of the copper hand can make things right for Violet and restore her fractured family. Violet makes a wish. But her ignorant carelessness unleashes formidable powers–and her attempts to control them jeopardizes not only herself, but the entire town of Pigeon Harbor.
Tom Doherty Books
Find it at WCPL
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Posted on July 24, 2014 by Ms. Martha
Summary: Thirteen-year-old Clay, a boy who no longer believes in magic, tags graffiti on his classroom wall and, as punishment, is sent to a camp for wayward kids located on a volcanic island, where eccentric campmates abound, a ghost walks among the abandoned ruins of a mansion, and a dangerous force threatens to erupt with bad magic.
Little, Brown and Co.
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Posted on July 10, 2014 by Ms. Martha
Summary: Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron trial, but not Callum Hunt. All his life his father as warned him to stay away from magic.
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Posted on July 3, 2014 by Ms. Martha
Summary: When the magical veil that protects their valley from humans is broached and the Wellspring Water needed to repair it is polluted, it is up to two young witches, Bracken and Nettle, to save the coven.
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Posted on May 28, 2014 by Ms. Martha
Summary: Life seems to be back to normal for “newly twinned” sisters Miri and Molly until their magical house sends them on a new time-traveling adventure to the Civil War, where they must risk everything to save two unusual soldiers and come to terms with the emotional truth about Molly’s past.
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