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A Bitter Magic
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Alfred a Knopf Inc
Publication date November 10, 2015
Pages 295
Binding Library
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780449816509
ISBN-10 0449816508
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Original list price $19.99
Other format details juvenile
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: A deliciously quirky tale of secrets, magic, and illusions.
Everything is in place: the packed theater, the Amazing Thummel, and, center stage, the magician's mysterious assistant. Some have called her the most beautiful woman in Europe.

Then, in a swirl of light, she vanishes!

An astounding illusion, but she never reappears. All that remains are a bloodstained white scarf and her daughter, Cisley, who lives in a glass castle and walks her pet lobster each morning by the sea.

Enter Cole, a rambunctious boy from town and Cisley's first true friend. Together they hunt for clues to her mother's disappearance. They puzzle over broken mirrors, ever-shifting labyrinths, a closet full of whispering ball gowns, and a fatal quest for a pure black rose.

Roderic Townley spins a deliciously spooky tale of one girl's journey to discover what's real and what is simply an illusion.

From the Hardcover edition.

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from Alfred a Knopf Inc (November 10, 2015)
9780449816493 | details & prices | 295 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.92 lbs | List price $16.99
About: A deliciously quirky tale of secrets, magic, and illusions.
Dgs edition from Yearling Books (November 8, 2016)
9780449816523 | details & prices | 272 pages | List price $7.99
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from Alfred a Knopf Inc (November 10, 2015)
9780449816509 | details & prices | 295 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.90 lbs | List price $19.99
About: A deliciously quirky tale of secrets, magic, and illusions.

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