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The Wizard of Dark Street : an Oona Crate mystery /

by Odyssey, Shawn Thomas.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Egmont USA, 2011Description: 346 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781606841433; 1606841432; 9781606842775 (electronic book).Subject(s): Wizards -- Juvenile fiction | Magic -- Juvenile fiction | Apprentices -- Juvenile fiction | Uncles -- Juvenile fiction | Orphans -- Juvenile fiction | Mystery and detective stories | Chapter books | Mystery fictionSummary: Twelve-year-old Oona decides to quit her apprenticeship with her uncle, a wizard who owns an enchantment shop on the last of the Faerie roads that connect New York City to the Land of the Fey, and hone her skills as a detective, but when her uncle is found stabbed, Oona's skills are put to the test.
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Oona Crate was born to be the Wizard's apprentice, but she has another destiny in mind.<br> <br> Despite possessing the rare gift of natural magic, Oona wants to be a detective. Eager for a case to prove herself, she wants to show her uncle--the Wizard of Dark Street--that logic is as powerful as magic. But when someone attacks the Wizard, Oona must delve even deeper into the world of magic to discover who wanted her uncle dead.<br> <br> Full of magic, odd characters, evil henchmen, and a street where nothing is normal, The Wizard of Dark Street will have you guessing until the very end.<br> <br> "Delightful cover art will attract Lemony Snicket and Neil Gaiman readers, who will enjoy the quirky characters and offbeat humor. Upbeat in tone, this delight is an excellent blend of fantasy and mystery with a variety of suspicious characters and enough red herrings to keep the reader guessing all the way to the end..."<br> - Booklist

Booklist, July 2011

Bulletin (Center for Children's books), July 2011

Publishers Weekly Annex, August 2011

Twelve-year-old Oona decides to quit her apprenticeship with her uncle, a wizard who owns an enchantment shop on the last of the Faerie roads that connect New York City to the Land of the Fey, and hone her skills as a detective, but when her uncle is found stabbed, Oona's skills are put to the test.

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After an errant spell causes her mother's death, wizard's apprentice Oona Crate forswears magic in favor of a detective business with her raven Deacon. When a new apprentice candidate is suspected of kidnapping Oona's wizard uncle, Oona tackles the case. A well-developed setting, intriguing secondary characters, taut action, and subtle humor combine to create this complex and satisfying mystery puzzle. Copyright 2010 of The Horn Book, Inc. All rights reserved.

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