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The witch's boy, Kelly Barnhill

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The witch's boy, Kelly Barnhill
Language
eng
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Index
no index present
resource.interestAgeLevel
Ages 9-14
Literary Form
fiction
Main title
The witch's boy
Oclc number
866938511
Responsibility statement
Kelly Barnhill
resource.studyProgramName
Accelerated Reader, 4.7.Reading Counts, 6-8, 3.5, 21.Accelerated Reader AR, MG, 4.7, 13.0, 168165.Reading Counts RC, 6-8, 3.5, 21, Quiz: 64347.
Summary
When Ned and his identical twin brother Tam tumble from their raft into a raging, bewitched river, only Ned survives. Villagers are convinced the wrong boy lived. Sure enough, Ned grows up weak and slow, and stays as much as possible within the safe boundaries of his family's cottage and yard. But when a Bandit King comes to steal the magic that Ned's mother, a witch, is meant to protect, it's Ned who safeguards the magic and summons the strength to protect his family and community. In the meantime, in another kingdom across the forest that borders Ned's village lives Áine, the resourceful and pragmatic daughter of the Bandit King. She is haunted by her mother's last words to her: "The wrong boy will save your life and you will save his." But when Áine and Ned's paths cross, can they trust each other long enough to make their way through the treacherous woods and stop the war about to boil over?
Target audience
pre adolescent
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