September 6, 2011
September 6, 2011
When her widower father inherits a castlelike estate in the mountains of West Virginia, 12-year-old Jen is thrilled. It seems like a wish come true. But she quickly realizes that not all change is positive. Her dad has a mysterious new girlfriend, Moura, who slowly drives a wedge between Jen and her father. Furthermore, Moura has an unusually strong—almost obsessive—interest in the antiques that fill the mansion, especially a beautiful glass globe that Jen finds hanging in a window. When Jen’s cat accidentally breaks the globe, which Moura calls a “witch catcher,” strange things begin to happen. . . .
An odd-looking girl wearing a torn dress appears, seemingly out of nowhere, and Moura’s behavior becomes more sinister, leading Jen to believe that her father is a pawn in an evil scheme. Soon Jen finds herself caught in the midst of a supernatural war, with the fate of an enchanted race—and her family—at stake.
Inspired by the age-old legend of witch catchers, Mary Downing Hahn brings a magical cast of characters to life in this compelling fantasy adventure.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: General, Animals / Cats, Family / Parents, Legends + Myths + Fables / General, Horror + Ghost Stories, Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Juvenile Fiction
- Subgenre: Legends + Myths + Fables / General, General, Horror + Ghost Stories, Animals / Cats, Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic, Family / Parents
- Age: 9-12 years
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: Mary Downing Hahn
- Online Item #: 13663353
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-70-9856
- ISBN: 9780547577142
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported