Bound To Stay Bound

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 Willa the wisp (Fabled Stables)
 Author: Auxier, Jonathan

 Publisher:  Amulet Books (2020)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 85 p., col. ill., 21 cm

 BTSB No: 076042 ISBN: 9781419742699
 Ages: 6-9 Grades: 1-4

 Mythical animals -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction

Price: $18.58

One day eight-year-old Auggie Pound, the caretaker of the rare animals in the Fabled Stables, ventures into the swamp to save a new rare creature, the wisp.

 Illustrator: Demidova, Olga
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.40
   Points: .5   Quiz: 511680

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (08/01/20)
   School Library Journal (10/30/20)
   Booklist (08/01/20)
 The Hornbook (00/09/20)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 10/30/2020 GR 2–4-Beginning chapter book readers will appreciate this simple yet engaging story about a boy named Auggie and his sidekick, Fen, a stick-in-the-mud who can transform into almost anything. Together, they live with mystical and magical animals at the Fabled Stables located on an island on top of the world. Though life is full of adventure for Auggie, he longs for a friend to play alongside him. One morning, a new arrival appears at the Fabled Stables, and it is immediately chased by hunters and hound dogs. Auggie must quickly figure out why the new creature is sought after and how to help it. Could this be the friend Auggie has been patiently awaiting? Readers will be rooting for Auggie and Willa the Wisp as they travel through the swamp to outwit the hunters. The colorful illustrations fit perfectly with the text, allowing the reader to feel and see what the characters are experiencing. VERDICT A first rate purchase for libraries whose young patrons are fans of fantastical beginner novels.—Martha Rico, Yselta I.S.D., TX - Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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