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Cinders & Sparrows

By: Stefan Bachmann

A suspenseful tale of witches, family, and magic from internationally bestselling author Stefan Bachmann. When a twelve-year-old orphan unexpectedly becomes the mistress of a mysterious castle, she is thrust into a plot involving murderous spells, false identity, and a magical battle of wills between the living and the dead. Readers of Kate Milford’s Greenglass House, Victoria Schwab’s City of Ghosts, and Diana Wynne Jones will be enchanted.

Twelve-year-old Zita, an orphan and a housemaid, has resigned herself to a life of drudgery when a strange letter arrives, naming her the only living heir to the Brydgeborn fortune. Now the mistress of the castle, Zita soon realizes that there has been foul play in the death of her family. And as she is guided through lessons in the art of witchcraft by a somewhat distant Mrs. Cantanker, Zita begins to wonder who is friend and who is foe.

ISBN: 9780062289957

JLG Release: Jan 2021

Sensitive Areas: Violence: Mild Violence
Topics: Witches , Orphans , Magic , Good and evil , Castles , Inheritance and succession , Action and adventure , Friendship , Self-esteem and self-reliance  

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Grades 2-6

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Book Details



First Release

January 2021



Dewey Classification


Trim Size

7 4/5" x 6"

Page Count


Accelerated Reader


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Print Book


Hardcover edition


Greenwillow Bks.

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Violence: Mild Violence


Witches, Orphans, Magic, Good and evil, Castles, Inheritance and succession, Action and adventure, Friendship, Self-esteem and self-reliance, 

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Book Genres

Fantasy, Magic

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