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Bitter Magic (Library) (Roderick Townley)

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A deliciously quirky tale of secrets, magic, and illusions.Everything is in place: the packed theater, the Amazing Thummel, and, center stage, the magician's mysterious assistant. Some have called her the most beautiful woman in Europe.Then, in a swirl of light, she vanishes!An astounding illusion, but she never reappears. All that remains are a bloodstained white scarf and her daughter, Cisley, who lives in a glass castle and walks her pet lobster each morning by the sea.Enter Cole, a rambunctious boy from town and Cisley's first true friend. Together they hunt for clues to her mother's disappearance. They puzzle over broken mirrors, ever-shifting labyrinths, a closet full of whispering ball gowns, and a fatal quest for a pure black rose.Roderic Townley spins a deliciously spooky tale of one girl's journey to discover what's real and what is simply an illusion.From the Hardcover edition.
A deliciously quirky tale of secrets, magic, and illusions.

Everything is in place: the packed theater, the Amazing Thummel, and, center stage, the magician's mysterious assistant. Some have called her the most beautiful woman in Europe.

Then, in a swirl of light, she vanishes!

An astounding illusion, but she never reappears. All that remains are a bloodstained white scarf and her daughter, Cisley, who lives in a glass castle and walks her pet lobster each morning by the sea.

Enter Cole, a rambunctious boy from town and Cisley's first true friend. Together they hunt for clues to her mother's disappearance. They puzzle over broken mirrors, ever-shifting labyrinths, a closet full of whispering ball gowns, and a fatal quest for a pure black rose.

Roderic Townley spins a deliciously spooky tale of one girl's journey to discover what's real and what is simply an illusion.


From the Hardcover edition.
Number of Pages: 295
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Magic
Format: Library
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Roderick Townley
Language: English
Street Date: November 10, 2015
TCIN: 23999397
UPC: 9780449816509
Item Number (DPCI): 247-50-7878
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