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The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone



by
Jaclyn Moriarty

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Scholastic
Imprint
Arthur A. Levine Books
ISBN
9781338255843
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Bronte’s parents have left detailed, faery-reinforced instructions in their will—if Bronte doesn't complete them, terrible things could happen. So she sets off alone to travel the kingdoms, delivering gifts to her ten aunts. Black-and-white illustrations.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

384

Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

4.7: points 14

Lexile

HL670L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

23

JLG Release

Dec 2018

Book Genres


Topics

Voyages and travels. Secrecy. Parent and child. Aunts. Gifts. Fantasy and magic. Action and adventure. Adventure and adventurers.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

The Horn Book Magazine*, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Booklist

Horn Book

In this highly entertaining and brilliantly plotted fantasy, orphaned ten-year-old Bronte must embark alone on a multi-kingdom visit to her many aunts, a trip minutely scripted by the terms of her parents’ will. In the course of her adventures Bronte rescues a baby from a raging river and earns a medal of bravery from elves; flies on a dragon’s back; solves a mystery (with the help of a gleefully rule-breaking librarian) that proves the innocence of Aunt Emma and saves the life of a water sprite; protects a kingdom by playing her trumpet; and makes true friends and eludes murderous pirates on a cruise ship—to give just a sample of the variety and frequency of incident here. And, oh yes, she discovers that she is a Spellbinder (like Aunt Carrie, a.k.a. the powerful Carabella-the-Great); defeats the evil Whispering King with her newfound skills; and releases her parents—spoiler alert: not dead after all!—from the king’s dungeons. With its storytelling aplomb, humor, imagination, and many twists and turns, this novel places Moriarty (the Colors of Madeleine YA trilogy, beginning with A Corner of White, rev. 5/13) firmly in Diana Wynne Jones territory. Readers will want to begin rereading this spellbinder just as soon as they finish it, to find all the clues and connections and coincidences Moriarty drops and weaves and reconciles throughout. martha v. parravano

Praise & Reviews

Horn Book

In this highly entertaining and brilliantly plotted fantasy, orphaned ten-year-old Bronte must embark alone on a multi-kingdom visit to her many aunts, a trip minutely scripted by the terms of her parents’ will. In the course of her adventures Bronte rescues a baby from a raging river and earns a medal of bravery from elves; flies on a dragon’s back; solves a mystery (with the help of a gleefully rule-breaking librarian) that proves the innocence of Aunt Emma and saves the life of a water sprite; protects a kingdom by playing her trumpet; and makes true friends and eludes murderous pirates on a cruise ship—to give just a sample of the variety and frequency of incident here. And, oh yes, she discovers that she is a Spellbinder (like Aunt Carrie, a.k.a. the powerful Carabella-the-Great); defeats the evil Whispering King with her newfound skills; and releases her parents—spoiler alert: not dead after all!—from the king’s dungeons. With its storytelling aplomb, humor, imagination, and many twists and turns, this novel places Moriarty (the Colors of Madeleine YA trilogy, beginning with A Corner of White, rev. 5/13) firmly in Diana Wynne Jones territory. Readers will want to begin rereading this spellbinder just as soon as they finish it, to find all the clues and connections and coincidences Moriarty drops and weaves and reconciles throughout. martha v. parravano

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