In the second Tale from the Five Kingdoms, the green-tongued witch, Truda Hangnail, sets her sights on Queen Bluebell’s throne, enlisting the kingdom’s rats and shrinking the good witches of Wadingburn to pave her way. Luckily, a sweet-natured orphan named Loobly is witness to Truda’s evil spells and sets off to fetch some familiar help. Will the combined strengths, smarts, and charms of Trueheart Gracie Gillypot, Prince Marcus, Marlon the bat, and Gubble the troll be enough to defeat the Deep Magic of Truda Hangnail?
©2008 Vivian French, original book published by Candlewick Press. (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
“Readers won’t be disappointed by this fractured fairy-tale follow-up.” (Booklist)
“Fans . . . will be much amused by the dashing about, the quick brushes with danger, and the undercurrents of budding romance.” (Kirkus Reviews)
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