The Root of Magic (Hardcover)

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Willow, her mother and her brother Wisp, having barely escaped an accident due to the weather, find themselves in their saviors’ town of Kismet, Maine. Here, many strange occurrences happen daily. It is up to Willow to find out what surprises this town holds and find out if they can maybe help cure her brother, stop her mothers worry and heal her family. A story that takes a look at fate vs. free will.

— Jeanette


A deeply felt sibling story set in a town where people have a mysterious magical power and one girl is determined to discover what it is, for readers of Lauren Myracle and Ingrid Law. 

Willow knows the unknown is scary. Especially when your little brother has been sick for a long time and nobody has been able to figure out why. All Willow wants is for her brother to get better and for her her life to go back to normal.

But after a bad stroke of luck, Willow and her family find themselves stranded in an unusual town in the middle of nowhere and their life begins to change in the most unexpected way. Willow soon discovers that the town isn't just unusual—it's magical—and the truth is more exciting that she ever imagined.

Will Willow find that this could be the secret to saving her family—or discover that the root of magic could lead them to something greater?

About the Author

Kathleen Benner Duble is a critically acclaimed and award-winning author of many historical novels for children. Her books include Phantoms of the Snow, The Sacrifice, and Quest. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband. Visit her at or on Twitter at @KathleenDuble.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780525578505
ISBN-10: 0525578501
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 11th, 2019
Pages: 224
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