Finalist, McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award, Manitoba Book Awards

 

When Wil and his cousin Sophie rescue the sacred snakes of Narcisse, they find themselves swept up in a dangerous plot in the magical, hidden city of MiddleGate. The secret society known as the Serpent’s Chain is on the loose, and Wil is carrying the very thing they’ve been seeking.

 

“Snakes aren't the only victims in Bridgman's superb page-turning flight of fancy....[and] there is a lot of fun to be enjoyed before the serpicide mystery is solved. There is also a good deal of useful information about snakes, their habits and habitats. Finally, Bridgman's spellbinding story has sentence after sentence of melodiously evocative language....If it's exquisitely told spells you're after, The Serpent's Spell has more than enough for even the most discriminating and insatiable reader.” —M. Wayne Cunningham, Books in Canada

 

“The Serpent's Spell is an ambitious first trip down a fantasy path that is already well-blazed by such notables as J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter), Eion Colfer (Artemis Fowl) and Jenny Nimmo (Charlie Bone) . . .Ambitious fantasy weaves magic in Winnipeg.” —Brenda Suderman, Winnipeg Free Fress

 

“There are many interesting features of MiddleGate that young readers will appreciate: phosphoworm lanterns; eyeglasses whose frames change colour; unusual sweet foods such as snakecake and chocolate toads; the "ditchball" game they play; and the school subjects they study (numeristics, verbology, cartology, botanicals, shadow-cutting).” —Donna Gamache, Prairie Fire: A Canadian Magazine of New Writing

The Serpent's Spell: Book 1 of The MiddleGate Books

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  • ISBN

    978-1525585890

  • U.S. PUBLICATION DATE

    04/08/2021

  • PUBLISHER

    FriesenPress

  • CONTRIBUTOR(S)

    Rae St. Clair Bridgman (author & illustrator)

  • # OF PAGES

    236

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    N/A

  • FOREIGN RIGHTS SOLD

    Rights sold: French, Chinese

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