The Magical Misadventures of Prunella Bogthistle (Hardcover)

By Deva Fagan

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805087437, 272pp.

Publication Date: May 25, 2010

List Price: 17.99*
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All Prunella wants is to be a proper bog-witch. Unfortunately, her curses tend to do more good than harm. When her mixed-up magic allows a sneaky thief to escape her grandmother’s garden, Prunella is cast out until she can prove herself.

It’s hard enough being exiled to the unmagical Uplands, but traveling with the smug young thief Barnaby is even worse. He’s determined to gain fame and fortune by recovering the missing Mirable Chalice. And to get what she wants, Prunella must help him, like it or not.

About the Author

Deva likes searching for patterns, which is probably how she ended up writing stories based on echoes of old fairy-tales and mythic archetypes. She lives in Maine with her husband and her dog.

Praise For The Magical Misadventures of Prunella Bogthistle

This colorful, fast-paced fantasy is recommended for fans of funny, fairy-tale-inspired stories.” --School Library Journal


“Spunky characters and surprising plot twists will keep readers laughing and turning pages.” --Kirkus Reviews

This is a delightful coming-of-age story about two plucky misfits who elicit readers’ chuckles with their escapades, while gently reminding us not to judge a person by appearances alone.” --VOYA

There is a nicely understated lesson here about adhering to your own principles, even when those you love would rather you didn’t.” --BCCB