A spellbinding middle grade fantasy about three sisters-adventurous Betty, curious Charlie, and proper Fliss-who go on a quest to break the curse that's haunted their family for generations.
All Betty Widdershins wants is an adventure-one that takes her far away from Crowstone, the gloomy island where she's always lived. But instead of an adventure, Betty and her sisters, Fliss and Charlie, are given of a set of magical objects, each with its own powers: a scruffy carpet bag, a set of wooden nesting dolls, and a gilt-framed mirror. And these magical objects come with their own terrible secret: the sisters' family is haunted by a generations-long curse that prevents them from ever leaving their island-at the cost of death.
The sisters set out to break the curse and free their family forever. But after stumbling upon a mysterious prisoner who claims to be able to help them, they find themselves in great danger. And in order to break the curse-and stay alive-they must unravel a mystery that goes back centuries, one that involves shipwrecks, smugglers, and sorcery of the most perilous kind. Macmillan Publishers | All Titles Fall 2020
Age Range: From 8 to 12
Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers, August 2020
Product Dimensions: 8.3 L × 5.5 W × 0 H
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