The Spell Bind (Hardcover)
For the first time ever, the Godmothers' League is allowing a student to be homeschooled-and that student just happens to be Lacey Unger-Ware.
Fairy godmother training is tougher than it seems, though. Rhyming spells, magic dresses, and all those fairy-godmothering books are just the start of Lacey's troubles. When jetpack-obsessed Martin Shembly goes from unpopular to the biggest outcast in Lincoln Middle School history, Lacey tries to help with a little magic.
Now she's caught in a serious spell bind Martin is her new fairy godmother client And if she fails to fix Martin's problems, Lacey and Katarina will be whooshed away to the South Pole. Worse: Martin's life will permanently stink. Forever.
Will Lacey's training be enough to save them all? Or is Katarina going to need to learn to speak penguin?
About the Author
Barbara Brauner grew up in a house that had so many books her father had to brace the floors. After she moved to Los Angeles to work in the movie business, she met James, who's been her writing partner ever since. Barbara lives with her bite-y, scratchy, and yet still oddly lovable rescue cat Jeeves.
Before he started writing with Barbara, James Iver Mattson worked in motion picture special effects, which, just like "Oh My Godmother," often involved a lot of sparkles. James' cat is named Fred, who is Jeeves' sweeter-natured brother. Visit Barbara and James online at www.braunermattson.com.
Abigail Halpin lives, draws, and dreams in northern New England. When not drawing, she can frequently be found armed with a pair of knitting needles or a stack of books, or making a racket on the piano. Visit her at www.theodesign.com.
With an unforgettable lead character, an epic story line and Western details that ring true to life it rightfully will take its place next to other classics such as Lonesome Dove and True Grit. A fantastic debut from a gifted author. - Maureen