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Following Magic

Following Magic

Illustrated by: Sandara Tang
For Ages: 7 - 10
Faerie princess Alida and Gavin, the human boy who helped her escape from Lord Dunraven’s castle, are desperate to find Alida’s family, now living in a hidden place where the banished faerie community has resettled. Alida and Gavin’s friendship grows stronger as they face cold and rain and the constant threat of Lord Dunraven’s guards. But now that Alida’s escape has put the fragile peace between Lord Dunraven and the faeries in jeopardy, will her family welcome her back?
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  • Aladdin | 
  • 128 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416984580 | 
  • November 2010 | 
  • Grades 2 - 5
List Price $19.99

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The sun was rising.

It would be a warm, fine day.

Alida turned back to wave good-bye to Ruth Oakes and Gavin’s grandmother.

They smiled at her, but Alida could tell they were worried. She was scared. She didn’t want to leave Ruth’s wonderful house near the town of Ash Grove. But she had no choice.

She glanced at Gavin.

He looked a little nervous too.

Alida was so grateful that he was coming with her.

They both stopped at the edge of the woods and both waved one last time.

Then they walked into the trees.

The grayish light of dawn was even... see more


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About the Author

Kathleen Duey
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Kathleen Duey

Kathleen Duey’s works include the middle grade American Diaries and Survivors series, as well as the well-reviewed chapter book series The Unicorn’s Secret and its companion series, The Faeries’ Promise. She is also the National Book Award–nominated author of Skin Hunger. She lives in Fallbrook, California.




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