Why can’t Stoons have more than one kid? Why can’t they own pets or practice magic? And why do they wear red berets? Dany doesn’t know … but he intends to find out.
Ages 10+
Pages 200
Publisher Green Bean Books
Coming Nov 2023
Sydney Taylor Notable Book

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Fantastic, fun book with so many elements!

Review by Ellery

I loved this book! Although I’d call it fantasy, it has the wonderful, familiar homey-ness of mythology and characters that have the most satisfying, twisty arcs. But what I loved most was the plot! It was fun, exciting, emotional, and very real. Even though the world of Gottika is very different from things I’m familiar with, I could still relate to parts of this book, like wanting siblings, or feeling angry with how the world is. And though those are the main tones I got from this book, I would also recommend it to people who like mystery and realistic/historical fiction, since it’s so well-written that it seems to have bits that fall into all those categories!

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Review by zml711

this book is amazing and it is so hard to put down. I love every part of it. I love it

Jun 05, 2024 07:10 PM
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Review by msgthunder

I couldn't put the book down. It was always full of action. the charecters had great personalitys and I could really see the things that the author wants you see

May 05, 2024 06:17 PM
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Review by AGL

This book was amazing I recommend

Apr 04, 2024 03:45 PM
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Great book

Review by BrooklynBen

A great story about the plight of a persecuted people. The Stoons are berated by the Gottikans, but Dany wants to find out if it's the Gottikans themselves or there evil ruler, Count Pol.

Mar 01, 2024 08:51 PM
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A unique adventure

Review by LTinuviel

If you've read Sweep and/or enjoy graphic novels, you will love this amazing alternate-history (or is it post-apocalyptic) story. It combines a written narrative with comic-style pages to tell the story in a memorable, powerful way. It also introduces you to the spirituality and magic of the Kabbalah, including the power of letters and words. Such a great read!

Feb 20, 2024 01:07 PM