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Curse of the Dream Witch

by Allan Stratton

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An exhilarating fairytale adventure from the author of the Governor General's Award nominated The Grave Robber's Apprentice.

The Dream Witch haunts the forest beyond the kingdom of Bellumen, waiting to collect on a horrible debt owed by the king and queen — the heart of their only daughter, Princess Olivia. Until she has it, none of the kingdom's children are safe.

As Olivia's thirteenth birthday approaches and the witch's deadline draws near, her desperate mother seeks help from Prince Leo of neighbouring Pretonia. But the treacherous prince seizes their castle instead, determined to marry Olivia and take over the kingdom.

So Olivia makes a daring escape from the castle, two friends by her side: the peasant boy Milo and a curious talking mouse with a surprising past. Together, the friends face certain danger and fantastical adversaries to save their families and rescue a kingdom.

About the Author

Allan Stratton is the internationally acclaimed author of the Michael L. Printz Honor Book Chanda's Secrets. His novel Chanda's Wars was a Junior Library Guild selection, and his other novels, Borderline and Leslie's Journal, were both ALA Best Book for Young Adults selections. Allan has safaried in Africa, hiked the Great Wall of China, explored pyramids in Egypt, and flown over Cappadocia in a balloon. He lives with his partner in Toronto with four cats and a whole lot of fish.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 13
Grade:
4 to 8
Awards
  • Short-listed, Diamond Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice)
  • Short-listed, Rocky Mountain Book Award (Alberta Children's Choice)
  • Winner, Canadian Library Association Book of the Year For Children
  • Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Award, Fiction
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice)
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Short-listed, Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy
Editorial Review

Praise for The Grave Robber's Apprentice:

Shortlist, Governor General's Literary Award, 2012Honour Book, CLA Book of the Year for Children, 2012Nominee, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, 2013Nominee, OLA Silver Birch Award, 2013OLA Best Bets, 2012CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens, 2012

"A rollicking and enchanting fairy tale for the 21st century." —Kenneth Oppel, author of Half Brother and the Silverwing Saga

*"Arch, winning fantasy. The Grave Robber's Apprentice is funny, imaginative, just thrilling enough, and doesn't take itself too seriously." —Quill & Quire, starred review

"A classic adventure story . . . This clever tale hits all the right notes." —Publishers Weekly

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