Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 8 to 12
- Grade: 3 to 7
Marigold has never felt like she truly belonged with her family. And neither has Frederick. When a phoenix feather brings the young teens together for the first time, they finally understand why: they are twins, separated as children.
The two soon learn they have other siblings, and that if they successfully reunite with their brother and sister before the feather bursts into flame, they will all fulfill otherworldly destinies. What they don't know is that their mysterious sister is a villainous witch who has been trapped in the cover of a grimoire to keep the world safe from her murderous scorn.
Meanwhile, Teagan finds herself in a hopeless situation and faces losing her tail forever. Time's running out, and it's up to Asher and Ariana to save her... if only they knew she was in danger.
Will Asher and Ariana save Teagan in time?Will Marigold and Frederick risk releasing the witch to make their dreams come true? And if they do, will the land of Rhyme ever be the same?
About the author
When Jaime Lee Mann turned nine, she decided she would be an author when she grew up. Many years later, Jaime's children begged her to tell them stories at bedtime. The girls loved one of her magical stories so much that Jaime decided to write it down, and it become Elora of Stone, the first novel in the Legend of Rhyme series. Jaime lives in Prince Edward Island with her husband and daughters. She writes every day and will do so as long as people love to read her words.
"I read Elora of Stone without putting it down. The Legend of Rhyme depicts a wondrous world populated with fairies and ogres, good witches and bad, and delightful protagonists."
- Paulette Bourgeois, author of the Franklin the Turtle series, Order of Canada winner
"Blood and Stars will not disappoint readers with a penchant for action-packed, plot-driven novels... The short chapters in this novel allow the storyline to build at an accessible pace both for parents who wish to read aloud and for independent readers at the middle-grade level... Subtlety makes way for deep conversation between parent and child."
- Atlantic Books Today