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Beswitched

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Beswitched

By Kate Saunders

Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780375873294, 244pp.

Publication Date: December 11, 2012

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Description
Twelve-year-old Flora Fox would do anything not to go to Penrice Hall, the boarding school her parents are shipping her off to because of a family emergency. Penrice has horses and an Olympic-size swimming pool, but flashy facilities won't change how Flora feels about being sent away and having to make new friends.
On the train ride to Penrice, Flora awakens from a nap to find herself transported into the past--1935, to be exact. As Flora rises to the challenges of her strange new life, she finds that the joys and complications of growing up are the same no matter what the year. And that friends and family will always be there to lend a helping hand.
Praise for Beswitched
A Junior Library Guild Selection
"This absorbing novel...features a dimensional, delightful protagonist, whose personality and growth ring true....Along with the entertaining magical elements, the universal themes of self-discovery, and looking beyond appearances combine into a wholly engaging and enjoyable read."--Booklist, Starred Review
"Saunders offers a coming-of-age tale against the rich backdrop of full period detail . . . It] will charm readers."--Publishers Weekly
"A ripping English boarding-school story with a perceptive heroine and time-travel twist guaranteed to appeal to modern schoolgirls."--Kirkus Reviews


About the Author
KATE SAUNDERS has written lots of books for adults and children. She lives in London with her son and her three cats. From the Hardcover edition.


Praise For Beswitched

Starred Review, Booklist, October 15, 2011:
"...this absorbing novel, first published in Great Britain in 2010, features a dimensional, delightful protagonist, whose personality and growth ring true...Along with the entertaining magical elements, the universal themes of self-discovery and looking beyond appearances combine into a wholly engaging and enjoyable read."

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