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Mischief Season

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Mischief Season by John Bemelmans Marciano
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Apr 12, 2016 | 128 Pages
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    Apr 12, 2016 | 128 Pages | 7-10 years

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    Apr 12, 2016 | 128 Pages | 7-10 years

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Praise

Praise for The Witches of Benevento series:

“Blackall’s delicate, lovely artwork is bewitching and Marciano’s text is, as the title implies, loaded with molto mischief. I can’t wait to read what the Janara have in store for the Benevento kids next.” —Lane Smith, author of Return to Augie Hobble

“Not your run-of-the-mill chapter book. What we have here is a fresh, charming tale about an Italian village afflicted with witches and the brave, quarrelsome band of friends who try to make their acquaintance. A frisky, ingenious introduction to an old world and a new series.” —Annie Barrows, author of the Ivy and Bean series

“There is a mystery in Benevento—a mystery of witches and spirits and magic. Will you go back in time to this charming town and solve the mystery? And if you do, will you tell me what the solution is? Really! Please tell me! But watch out for the spirits. They are mischievous indeed… The Witches is a charming, intelligent tale, illustrated beautifully and evocatively.  —Adam Gidwitz, author of A Tale Dark and Grimm

“Marciano builds a charming environment of magic and trickery using a pleasantly old-fashioned tone to tell gently scary stories of witches and spirits. Blackall’s beautiful two-color illustrations, in shades of gray and blue, adorn almost every page and contribute significantly to the antique look of the whole package. This refreshingly unusual tale will appeal to kids in love with fairy tales.” —Booklist

“Loosely based on folklore and decorated with Blackall’s two-color drawings of elfin figures in country dress on nearly every page, the comical tale kicks off a projected series set in the picturesque town.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Magical spells and amusing characters with distinctive personalities, coupled with an engaging story with a twist, will captivate readers and leave them clamoring for future stories centered on the other cousins.” —School Library Journal

“An old-world atmosphere and prickly sibling rivalry make the book read like a classic fairy tale, while an undercurrent of mystery paves the way for future books.” —Publishers Weekly

“There is a lot of character development packed into this trim novel. Blackall’s warm,
charming illustrations accent the text.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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