The Water Castle

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The Water Castle

By Megan Frazer Blakemore

Walker & Company, Hardcover, 9780802728395, 344pp.

Publication Date: January 8, 2013

Description

Ephraim Appledore-Smith is an ordinary boy, and up until his father's stroke he lived an ordinary life. But all that changes when his family moves to the Water Castle-their ancestral home in the small town of Crystal Springs.

Mallory Green's family has always been the caretakers of the Water Castle-and the guardians of its secrets. She has been raised to protect the legendary Fountain of Youth, hidden on the estate grounds. But ever since her mom left, she's stopped believing in magic.

Will Wylie's family has been at war with the Applegates for generations, all because of the Water Castle's powerful secrets. But Will has rejected legend and magic, putting all his faith in science.

When Ephraim learns of the Fountain, he's sure finding it can cure his dad. With Mallory and Will's help, the trio embarks on a mission that brings them deep into their families' shared history, through every secret room in the Water Castle, and on a quest that will blur the lines of magic and science, creativity and discovery, leaving readers left to wonder: Do you believe in the unbelievable?



About the Author
MEGAN FRAZER BLAKEMORE is the author of "Secrets of Truth and Beauty," a novel for young adults, which received a starred "Publishers Weekly "and was on the ALA Rainbow list. She works as an elementary school librarian in Maine where she lives with her family.

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