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The Children’s Book Review | March 25, 2014

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Backwards Moon By Mary LosureBackwards Moon

Holiday House, Sept 15, 2014

Middle-grade fantasy, ages 7-10.

One of Bank Street  Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2015.

It’s hard being the only young witches in the entire coven. But that’s how it is for Nettle and her cousin Bracken.  In their mountain valley, far in the wilderness, there’s no one to play with but ravens and each other.

It’s no use thinking about flying to the human world, where at least there might be somebody their own age. Nettle and Bracken have tried it plenty of times, but it never works –the mountain pass is guarded by a Veil, spell-spun by the older witches.  It keeps human beings out—and Nettle and Bracken in.

It’s most annoying.  Because, really, what could be so dangerous about humans?  They don’t have magic. They can’t fly.  They can’t understand the language of animals. They can’t even see in the dark.

Still…. There’s something about humans the other witches aren’t telling Nettle and Bracken.

Then one day, the Veil is gone. The mountain pass is open—and Nettle and Bracken are off on an adventure that will change their lives forever.

Mary Losure is the author THE FAIRY RING, OR ELSIE AND FRANCES FOOL THE WORLD (Candlewick, 2012), a Booklist Editor’s Choice for nonfiction and Junior Library Guild Selection; WILD BOY:THE REAL LIFE OF THE SAVAGE OF AVERYRON (Candlewick, 2013), a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award and a Junior Library Guild Selection; and  the forthcoming ISAAC THE ALCHEMIST, another work of nonfiction from Candlewick. BACKWARDS MOON is her first novel. For more information, visit: www.marylosure.com

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