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The Boggart /

by Cooper, Susan.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Boggart series, # 1: Publisher: New York : Toronto : New York : M.K. McElderry Books ; Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; Maxwell Macmillan International, ©1993Edition: 1st ed.Description: 192 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0689505760 :; 9780689505768; 9781416905271; 1416905278; 9780756939328; 0756939321.Title notes: $17.99 10-2015 (db)Subject(s): Paranormal fiction | Scotland -- Juvenile fiction | Canada -- Juvenile fiction | Magic -- Fiction | Scotland -- Fiction | Canada -- Fiction | Humorous stories | Paranormal fiction | Canada | Scotland | Supernatural -- Fiction -- Children's literature | Chapter books | Fiction | Juvenile worksOnline resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description Summary: After visiting the castle in Scotland which her family has inherited and returning home to Canada, twelve-year-old Emily finds that she has accidentally brought back with her a boggart, an invisible and mischievous spirit with a fondness for practical jokes.
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In a tumbledown castle in the Western Highlands of Scotland lives the Boggart. He is invisible -- an ancient mischievous spirit, solitary and sly, born of a magic as old as the rocks and the waves. He has lived in Castle Keep for centuries, playing tricks on the owners. But the last Scottish owner has died and left the castle to his great-nephew Robert Volnik of Toronto, Canada. The Volnik family -- including Emily and her nine-year-old computer genius brother Jessup -- visit Castle Keep, and when they return to Toronto, they unwittingly take the Boggart with them.<br> The astonishments, delight, and horrors that invade their lives with the arrival of the Boggart fill this swiftly moving story. The collision of modern techology and the Old Magic brings perils nobody could have imagined -- and, in the end, an amazing and touching solution to the problem of the Boggart who has found himself on the wrong side of the ocean.<br> Sometimes extremely funny, sometimes wildly scary,and always totally absorbing, this remarkable story -- brilliantly imagined and beautifully written -- marks the return of the Newbery Award winner Susan Cooper to the field of novels for young readers. An outstanding achievement, The Boggart will work its special magic on all who read it.

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After visiting the castle in Scotland which her family has inherited and returning home to Canada, twelve-year-old Emily finds that she has accidentally brought back with her a boggart, an invisible and mischievous spirit with a fondness for practical jokes.

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When the Volnik family inherits a Scottish castle, one of the castle's more notable inconveniences, the boggart -- an ancient, mischievous spirit -- is inadvertently packed into a desk and arrives, upset and annoyed, at the Volnik's home in Canada upset and annoyed. Thrilled with the possibilities of electricity and other modern conveniences, the boggart plays both comic and dangerous tricks. Cooper's seamless fusion of the newest technology and one of the oldest forms of wild magic is most admirable. From HORN BOOK 1991, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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