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"The Crowfield Curse (Crowfield Abbey, #1)" by Pat Walsh

'The Crowfield Curse (Crowfield Abbey, #1)' by Pat  Walsh

Sent into the forest to gather firewood for the medieval abbey where he's an apprentice, Will hears a cry for help, and comes upon a creature no bigger than a cat. Trapped and wounded, it's a hobgoblin, who confesses a horrible secret: Something is buried deep in the snow, just beyond the graveyard. A mythical being, doomed by an ancient curse...What does this mystery have to do with the cryptic brotherhood of monks Will serves? What does ...

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"The Magic Thief (Magic Thief, #1)" by Sarah Prineas

'The Magic Thief (Magic Thief, #1)' by Sarah Prineas

In a city that runs on a dwindling supply of magic, a young boy is drawn into a life of wizardry and adventure. Conn should have dropped dead the day he picked Nevery's pocket and touched the wizard's locus magicalicus, a stone used to focus magic and work spells. But for some reason he did not. Nevery finds that interesting, and he takes Conn as his apprentice on the provision that the boy find a locus stone of his own. But Conn has little time ...

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"Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos (Theodosia Throckmorton, #1)" by R.L. LaFevers

'Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos (Theodosia Throckmorton, #1)' by R.L. LaFevers

Theodosia Throckmorton has her hands full at the Museum of Legends and Antiquities in London. Her father is head curator, but only she sees the black magic and ancient curses that cling to artifacts. Her mother returns from her latest archaeological dig bearing the Heart of Egypt amulet that threatens to destroy the British Empire and start a terrible war. ...

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"The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)" by Rick Riordan

'The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)' by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse-Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he'll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for ...

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"Magyk (Septimus Heap, #1)" by Angie Sage

'Magyk (Septimus Heap, #1)' by Angie Sage

The seventh son of the seventh son, aptly named Septimus Heap, is stolen the night he is born by a midwife who pronounces him dead. That same night, the baby's father, Silas Heap, comes across a bundle in the snow containing a new born girl with violet eyes. The Heaps take this helpless newborn into their home, name her Jenna, and raise her as their own. But who is this mysterious baby girl, and what really happened to their beloved son Septimus? ...

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"The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger's Apprentice, #1)" by John Flanagan

'The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger's Apprentice, #1)' by John Flanagan

Alternate cover edition for ISBN: 9780142406632They have always scared him in the past — the Rangers, with their dark cloaks and shadowy ways. The villagers believe the Rangers practice magic that makes them invisible to ordinary people. And now 15-year-old Will, always small for his age, has been chosen as a Ranger's apprentice. What he doesn't yet realize is ...

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"Revenge of the Witch (The Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles, #1)" by Joseph Delaney

'Revenge of the Witch (The Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles, #1)' by Joseph Delaney

For years, Old Gregory has been the Spook for the county, ridding the local villages of evil. Now his time is coming to an end. But who will take over for him? Twenty-nine apprentices have tried—some floundered, some fled, some failed to stay alive.Only Thomas Ward is left. He's the last hope, the last apprentice. ...

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"The Field Guide (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #1)" by Holly Black

'The Field Guide (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #1)' by Holly Black

When the three Grace children -- Mallory, Jared, and Simon -- and their mom move into Aunt Lucinda's old house, readers know there's magic afoot. The kids uncover a nest of assembled junk, and on a visit to the secret library via the dumbwaiter, Jared finds a note describing "my secret to all mankind." After a few mysterious pranks that get blamed on Jared, the boy finally digs up the real prize: Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantast ...

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"The Book of Three (The Chronicles of Prydain #1)" by Lloyd Alexander

'The Book of Three (The Chronicles of Prydain #1)' by Lloyd Alexander

Taran wanted to be a hero, and looking after a pig wasn't exactly heroic, even though Hen Wen was an oracular pig. But the day that Hen Wen vanished, Taran was led into an enchanting and perilous world. With his band of followers, he confronted the Horned King and his terrible Cauldron-Born. These were the forces of evil, and only Hen Wen knew the secret of keeping the kingdom of Prydain safe from them. But who would find her first? ...

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"The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien

'The Hobbit' by J.R.R. Tolkien

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.Written for J.R.R. Tolkien’s own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when it was first published in 1937. Now recognized as a timeless classic, this introductio ...

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