The Triumphant Tale of Pippa North
An enchanting, clever, and whimsical fairy tale sure to charm fans of Adam Gidwitz and Shannon Hale.
In the storybook kingdom of Wanderly, everyone wants to be a Triumphant: the kingdom’s most glorious heroes. Everyone except Pippa North, who is quite happy with her perfectly common family.
No one in Wanderly wants to be a magician, would-be villains who are nothing more than nuisances. But Oliver Dash wants it more than anything in the world.
When Pippa is swept away to the Triumphant academy, and Oliver finds himself in danger of flunking out as a magician, a wayward wish puts them on opposite ends of a villainous scheme—and plunges Pippa into an adventure that will make the whole kingdom ask what it really means to be a hero.
Full of humor, magic, and heart, this Triumphant adventure is a stand-alone companion to The Tragical Tale of Birdie Bloom, which bestselling author Liesl Shurtliff called “the most charming book, footnotes and all!”
Praise For The Triumphant Tale of Pippa North…
— Liesl Shurtliff, New York Times bestselling author of Rump
“Charming and darkly funny, this debut has definite shades of Roald Dahl—it’s a natural successor to Matilda and The Witches. Middle-grade readers who like their fairy tales playing against the rules and their adventure stories with a dash of humor will gobble this up.”
— ALA Booklist
“Dragons, witches, and resourceful orphans? Magic, adventure, and friendship? There is so much to love about Birdie’s tragical tale!”
— Jessica Day George, New York Times bestselling author of the Tuesdays at the Castle series
HarperCollins, 9780062835864, 416pp.
Publication Date: March 24, 2020
About the Author
Temre Beltz used to work as a lawyer but never outgrew her childhood love of fairy tales. Temre lives in sunny California with her husband and two daughters. They love family road trips and are always on the lookout for adventure, ice cream, and books. She is the author of The Triumphant Tale of Pippa North and The Tragical Tale of Birdie Bloom. You can visit Temre online at www.temrebeltz.com.