What-the-Dickens

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What-the-Dickens
Written by Gregory Maguire
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0763641472
ISBN-13: 9780763641474
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What-the-Dickens
The Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy

author: Gregory Maguire

A terrible storm is raging, and ten-year-old Dinah is huddled by candlelight with her brother, sister, and cousin Gage, who is telling a very unusual tale. It’s the story of What-the-Dickens, a newly hatched orphan creature who finds he has an attraction to teeth, a crush on a cat named McCavity, and a penchant for getting into trouble. One day he happens upon a feisty girl skibberee who is working as an Agent of Change — trading coins for teeth — and learns that there is a dutiful tribe of skibbereen (call them tooth fairies) to which he hopes to belong. As his tale of discovery unfolds, however, both What-the- Dickens and Dinah come to see that the world is both richer and less sure than they ever imagined.

A New York Times Bestseller! From the best-selling author of Wicked, a transporting tale-within-a-tale about the strange world of skibbereen — aka tooth fairies — and the universal need to believe.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$8.99 / $11.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763641472 /  9780763641474
on sale date:
08/2008
type/format:
Adult Interest / Paperback
age range:
9 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
304 / 6 1/4" x 7 3/4"
grade range:
Grade 4 - Grade 7
 
subjects:
Fairy Tales; Fantasy; Science Fiction; Romance; Folklore;
author’s comments:
Gregory Maguire is the author of the incredibly popular books in the Wicked Years series, including Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, which inspired the musical. He is also the author of several books for children, including What-the-Dickens, a New York Times bestseller. Gregory Maguire lives outside Boston.
 
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