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Magic For Sale

Carrie Clickard, John Shelley (Illustrator)


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On the corner of Hemlock and Blight, the magic shop of Miss Pustula Night is open for business.

Creepy curiosities and endless enchantments fill the shelves, but it’s the rumor of a shop ghost that really has kids excited. Brave Georgie McQuist has been double-dared to find the phantom, and he's up to the task-- but he never expected that he'd give the ghost a fright!

Together, boy and ghost take on the task of cataloging every last treasure in Miss Pustula's crowded and cavernous cellar, down to the last spell and skeleton-- but what will the witch do when she catches them there?

The deliciously spooky, tongue-twistingly clever rhymes in this story are illustrated in lavish detail-- each creep and kraken crawls across the pages, and Miss Night's shelves are crowded with pickled elves and dusty potions.

From the first friendly fright to the last lurking ghoul, this adventure is perfect for Halloween. . . and beyond.

Praise For Magic For Sale

"What would the stock of a magic shop be like? . . . Beginning with an outside view of the shop, with its caged skeleton and toothy "Unwelcome Mat," Shelley expands on Clickard's tally of witchly and wizardly stock in trade by further cramming every nook and shelf in sight with precisely detailed arcane items and thrillingly icky specimens. One-stop shopping for all your elixir, potion, and spellcasting needs. Jinxes 50 percent off!"Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

"Georgie McQuist has been double dared to enter the scariest place around, a shop filled with oddities and marvels that will fascinate young readers. There, he meets a trapped ghost tasked with inventorying the shop. . . . For children who always have their heads in the clouds, this title will whisk them away with its fantastical setting and fun rhymes."School Library Journal

Holiday House, 9780823435593, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 25, 2017

About the Author

Carrie Clickard is the author of several picture books and works of poetry for children. In addition to writing, she finds magic in drawing, traveling, baton twirling, and puzzle solving. She lives in Florida with her exuberant dog.

John Shelley is an award-winning artist who has illustrated more than twenty books, including Crinkle, Crackle, Crack and Halloween Forest by Marion Dane Bauer. In a starred review, Kirkus Reviews praised Halloween Forest for its "superbly detailed illustrations." He lives in Norwich in the United Kingdom.