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  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
McIntosh Public Library J SMI (Text) 33500013212196 New Checked out 05/02/2020
Moorhead Public Library J SMI (Text) 33500013212188 New Available -
Godel Memorial-Warren Library j SMI (Text) 35500006272379 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781328841612
  • ISBN: 1328841618
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: Boston ; Clarion Books, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
Twelve-year-old Rory and his friend Izzy try to foil the plans of Lord Foxglove, for whom Rory works as a valet, and his inhuman accomplices from taking over the world.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 December #1
    Rory, a good lad, lives with his hardworking mother near the docks in a town called Gloom. When he realizes that Mum's earnings will no longer cover the rent, he takes the only job available: gentleman's valet at sinister Foxglove Manor. Soon he's responsible for every menial task in the monstrous house. Terrified of Lord Foxglove, Rory works very hard, yet he awakens in the night to the sounds of weird chanting. After he and his best friend Izzy uncover disturbing clues to an ongoing mystery, they marshal their wits, their allies, and all the unexpected magic within them to set things right. Smith, who won the 2016 Coretta Scott King–John Steptoe Award for New Talent after writing Hoodoo (2015), spins a new, spine-tingling tale of good people facing down supernatural forces of evil. Once the well-drawn characters and distinctive setting are established, the story becomes increasingly involving, fast-paced, and imaginative. The final chapters will leave readers wondering what other riveting adventures await Rory and Izzy and hoping that sequels will follow. Grades 4-6. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Ronald L. Smith is the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award&;winning author of Hoodoo,The Mesmerist, The Owls Have Come to Take Us Away, and Black Panther: The Young Prince. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
Twitter: @RonSmithbooks.

Subject: Magic > Juvenile fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Household employees > Fiction.
Shadows > Fiction.
Single-parent families > Fiction.
Poverty > Fiction.
Horror stories.
JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic.
JUVENILE FICTION / Horror & Ghost Stories.
JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / Pirates.
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Issues).
Genre: Fiction.
Juvenile works.

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