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Hawley Public Library J POT (Text) 33500013717061 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library J POT (Text) 33500013717079 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781665910385
  • ISBN: 1665910380
  • ISBN: 9781665910392
  • ISBN: 1665910399
  • Physical Description: 408 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2022.

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Summary, etc.:
As they uncover their magical powers, Nell and her new friends discover a parallel New York City called the Nigh, where monsters roam Central Park, Finfolk haunt the Hudson River, and a terrifying Minister, who controls it all, holds the key to Nell's missing brother.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. Margaret K. McElderry Books.
Grades 4-6. Margaret K. McElderry Books.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 September #2
    *Starred Review* Fresh clues about what happened to her vanished little brother send seventh-grader Nell Batista shuttling between two alternate versions of New York City, neither one quite ours—as readers will discover when, first, an after-school club the chronic truant is forced to join turns out to be a class in elementary magic, and then, after an attempted kidnapping, she finds herself immersed in Central Park's Bethesda Fountain, talking with the bronze angel. In fact, Potter so stocks her tale with exotic creatures, from tiny sprites to scary sewer monsters, that it's sometimes hard to tell Nell's familiar Hither from the (somewhat) more magical Nigh. But both prove excitingly dangerous places as Nell and allies who, like many of the people and locales in this delicious fantasy, aren't what they seem at first, or second, glance pass back and forth on the way to a climactic narrow escape from a ring of cruel magicians trafficking in children with fertile imaginations. The scary bits are leavened by sly humor and terrific flights of fancy. Some questions are answered by the end, but a general lack of resolution combined with an uncommonly appealing cast leave plenty of reasons to conjure up sequels. Grades 5-7. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Ellen Potter is the author of more than twenty award-winning novels for children and young adults, including Olivia Kidney, Slob, the Big Foot and Little Foot series, the Piper Green and The Fairy Tree series, The Humming Room, Pish Posh, and The Kneebone Boy. Several of her books have been chosen by the New York Public Library for their Best 100 Books for Children list and have appeared on numerous state reading lists. Her nonfiction writing book, Spilling Ink, A Young Writer’s Handbook, coauthored with Anne Mazer, was also chosen by the New York Public Library as a Best 100 Books for Children. Ellen lives in upstate New York with her family. For more information about Ellen and her books, visit

Subject: Magic > Juvenile fiction.
Schools > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Missing persons > Juvenile fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > Juvenile fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
New York (N. Y.) > Fiction.
Missing persons.
New York (State) > New York.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Juvenile works.
Fantasy fiction.
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