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  • ISBN: 9781623707996
  • ISBN: 1623707994
  • Physical Description: print
    377 pages : map ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: North Mankato, MN : Capstone Young Readers, [2017].

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Summary, etc.: Twelve-year-old Nell Perkins knows there is magic at work that she can't yet understand. Her mother has been taken by witches and turned into a bird. Nell must journey to get her mother back, even if it takes her deep into the Wicked Places-- the frightening realm where Nightmares resides. There she must break the spell and stop the witches from turning our world into a living nightmare.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 January #1
    *Starred Review* There is a swirling, bruise-colored cloud floating over town that is snatching mothers, one by one, and Nell Perkins is the only one taking it seriously. When her own mother, Rose, is sucked up into the cloud before her eyes, Nell and her brothers seek out the local outcast, Badger, who explains that Rose was taken by the Dark Daughters, an ancient tribe of Nightmares who are turning mothers into birds and sacrificing them to the Plague Dreamer. Badger is a Fearless Traveler from the loyal order of Dream Warriors, and he agrees to lead Nell and her brothers into the Dreamlands to recover their mother. Can this small but fierce group defeat the Dark Daughters before they destroy the waking world? This magical book is as dark as a Tim Burton film—a land of walking skeletons, rains of knife blades, encounters with slave-driving clowns, and more—but there is great power (and some successful humor) in creating a world so entirely original. Bursts of modernity startle and shake the otherwise fantastical tone of the piece, and the eponymous handbook plays less of a role than perhaps it should—yet, still, this is a gripping, surreal, and utterly delightful adventure that pairs the unsettling, off-kilter wonkiness of Neil Gaiman and Roald Dahl with the zinging imagination of L. Frank Baum. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Witches Juvenile fiction
Witches Fiction
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
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