Falcon and the Charles Street Witch (Hardcover)

By Luli Gray

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 9780618164103, 144pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2002



Since Egg flew off into the night more than a year before, Falcon fears she will never see her dragon again. Her mother wants to forget that Egg ever existed and her father never believed in dragons at all. But the magic finds Falcon again. First she leaps out of a plane after her younger brother, Toody. Then, blown to safety on a current of dragonsbreath, Falcon lands in an enchanted garden on Charles Street in New York City where she is greeted by the wonderfully peculiar Blinda Cholmondely. With the help of an ancient doggerel-spouting dragon named Dirus Horribilus, the rakish Saint George, and the astonishing Charles Street Witch, Falcon sets out to rescue Toody. In this rollicking tale of adventure and surprise, not only will Falcon see her beloved Egg again, she will also discover her own extraordinarily courageous self.

Praise For Falcon and the Charles Street Witch

"Wordplay abounds, mirth runs free, and gentle skewering is the order of the day. It will delight readers who know what happened to Falcon's Egg, and charm those new to the characters." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review

"A fun and fast read for fantasy fanatics." School Library Journal