How a Girl of Spirit Gambles All to Expand Her Vocabulary, Confront a Bouncing Boy Terror, and Try to Save Califa from a Shaky Doom (Despite Being Confined to Her Room)
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Flora Fyrdraaca wants nothing more than to be a ranger, and for that she must master the magickal—and dangerous—language of Gramatica. But before she can find the ideal teacher, her aspirations are put to the test. Would a true ranger be intimidated by a tentacle that reaches for her from the depths of a toilet? Be daunted by her best friend’s transformation into a notorious outlaw, thanks to a pair of sparkly stolen boots? Be cowed by the revelation that only she can rescue the city of Califa from the violent earthquakes that threaten its survival?
Never. Saving her city and her best friend are the least a Girl of Spirit can do—yet what Flora doesn’t expect are the life-altering revelations she learns about her family and herself.
Praise For Flora's Dare: How a Girl of Spirit Gambles All to Expand Her Vocabulary, Confront a Bouncing Boy Terror, and Try to Save Califa from a Shaky Doom (Despite Being Confined to Her Room)…
Praise for Flora's Dare Winner of the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy "Wilce creates a fantastic and unique world. . . . Guaranteed thrills, chills, and amazing revelations."—VOYA * "This fresh and funky setting is rich with glorious costumes, innovative language and tantalizing glimpses of history."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review"Never loses its sense of fun."—Booklist Praise for Flora Segunda
"Highly original, strange and amusing ...treats young readers with respect."—Diana Wynne Jones* "A thoroughly original magical world marks this witty debut...Tantalizingly, the open-ended conclusion hints there might be more to come from this compelling and funny heroine."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review"Like [Philip] Pullman’s Lyra Silvertongue or [Terry] Pratchett’s Tiffany Aching, Flora Fyrdraaca is a descendant of Jo March rather than a fainting beauty who needs rescuing."—The New York Times Book Review Praise for Flora's Fury"[A] thrilling, bizarre ride."--The Horn Book"Readers return to our heroine at a pivotal moment in her growth . . . Flora fans will love old mysteries solved."--Kirkus Reviews"Offers some enjoyable twists . . . fans of Flora will not be disappointed."--VOYA, 3Q 2P J S"A charming conclusion to a fine fantasy series."--Booklist
HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780152054038, 528pp.
Publication Date: April 12, 2010
About the Author
Ysabeau S. Wilce
is the author of Flora Segunda, Flora's Dare,
and Flora's Fury
, and she has also published work in Asimov's Science Fiction
and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.
She has been
nominated for the World Fantasy Award and the Tiptree Award, and Flora's Dare
won the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy. Trained as a military historian, she claims to have turned to fiction when the truth no longer compared favorably to the shining lies of her imagination. She lives in San Francisco with her family. Visit her website at www.yswilce.com