When 14-year-old Brystal Evergreen stumbles across a secret section of the library, she discovers a book that introduces her to a world beyond her imagination and learns the impossible: She is a fairy capable of magic! But in the oppressive Southern Kingdom, women are forbidden from reading and magic is outlawed, so Brystal is swiftly convicted of her crimes and sent to the miserable Bootstrap Correctional Facility.
But with the help of the mysterious Madame Weatherberry, Brystal is whisked away and enrolled in an academy of magic! Adventure comes with a price, however, and when Madame Weatherberry is called away to attend to an important problem she doesn't return. Do Brystal and her classmates have what it takes to stop a sinister plot that risks the fate of the world, and magic, forever? This #1 New York Times bestseller is the first book in a new series set in Chris Colfer's Land of Stories universe, perfect for both new and longtime fans!
"With its focus on chosen family, accepting one’s true self, and changing public perception through normalization, it’s easy to spot Colfer’s gentle, if unsubtle, metaphors for marginalized experiences ('Someone’s existence is never a choice, or a fault, and it’s certainly not a crime'). Strong characters and an engaging story line make this a thoroughly satisfying adventure that can stand alone for Colfer newcomers." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||9 - 13|
|Publication Date||Aug 4, 2020|
|Publisher||Little, Brown Books for Young Readers|
|Series Name||A Tale of Magic|