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What-the-Dickens: The Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy
What-the-Dickens: The Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy
Written by Gregory Maguire
Format: Hard Cover
ISBN-10: 0763629618
ISBN-13: 9780763629618
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What-the-Dickens: The Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy

author: Gregory Maguire

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

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. Itís 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.

From the author of the best-selling 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):
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763629618 / 9780763629618
on sale date:
09/2007
type/format:
Middle-grade novel / Hard Cover
age range:
9 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
304 / 6 1/4 x 7 3/4"
grade range:
Grade 4 and up
 
subjects:
Imagination; Siblings; Weather;
author’s comments:
Gregory Maguire is the author of more than a dozen novels for children as well as four adult novels, including WICKED: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST, which was made into a hit Broadway musical. He lives outside Boston, Massachusetts.
 
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