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Ellie Makes Her Move (The Spyglass Sisterhood #1)

Marilyn Kaye


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A magical spyglass reveals secrets that will bring four girls together in this new series.

Twelve-year-old Ellie is ordinary. Absolutely, positively ordinary. Then her dad's latest community project makes their whole ritzy town, including all of Ellie's friends, turn against them. Tired of being ostracized, Ellie's family moves to the other side of the state to live in a rickety 100-year-old house complete with a turret--and Ellie swears off friendship forever.

That is until Ellie explores the turret and discovers an old-fashioned telescope--a spyglass. When she looks through it, the world she sees isn't the same that's out the window. There's a community center that isn't built yet and her new classmate Alyssa flying around on a broomstick!

To figure out what the magical images mean, Ellie recruits other self-described loners, Alyssa and Rachel. When they see a vision of fellow student Kiara playing tag with a tiger and a donkey--they have their first real spyglass secret to solve.

The New York Times best-selling author behind the Gifted series and the Replica books, Marilyn Kaye delivers a story filled with light magic and heart in this first book in the Spyglass Sisterhood series. Each girl will take a turn at the spyglass, confronting fears and sticking up for her peers.

Praise For Ellie Makes Her Move (The Spyglass Sisterhood #1)

"Ellie narrates the lively, well-paced story, which reflects her empathy and competence as well as her initial loneliness. The book establishes the girls' diverse stories, circumstances, and personalities, while leaving readers to wonder what adventures lie ahead in the Spyglass Sisterhood series."Booklist

"The plot is light on magic and strong on friendship and character development. The characters are believable and the conversations realistic and thought-provoking, often veering towards personal reflection. Tweens and young teens can readily relate to these characters, and students who are often the social outcasts will find a kindred spirit here." —School Library Connection

Holiday House, 9780823446094, 176pp.

Publication Date: February 9, 2021

About the Author

Marilyn Kaye is the author of over 100 books for young readers, including the Gifted and Replica series. Born in New Britain, Connecticut, she grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned a master's degree in library science at Emory University and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Chicago. Kaye also taught children's literature at St. John's University for over twenty years. She lives in Paris, France.