cover image MIDNIGHT MAGIC


Rebecca Kai Dotlich, . . Scholastic/Signature, $4.99 (, $4.99 ISBN p) ISBN 978-0-439-24219-6

"Taut and suspenseful, this vivid mystery set in an imaginary kingdom of Renaissance Italy is vintage Avi," said PW in a starred review. "With snappy dialogue, nonstop action and lavishly embroidered period backdrops, this will please the author's fans and may well win over some new ones." Ages 10-14. (Oct.)