cover image Clover’s Luck

Clover’s Luck

Kallie George, illus. by Alexandra Boiger. Disney-Hyperion, $14.99 (144p) ISBN 978-1-4231-8382-2

The Magical Animal Adoption Agency series gets off to a promising start, introducing a girl named Clover whose self-professed bad luck shows signs of improving when she snags a volunteer gig with an agency devoted to finding good homes for cursed toads, miniature fairy horses, and other outside-the-norm creatures. After a witch sneaks into the agency and cuts off a unicorn’s tail, it’s the beginning of a whirlwind adventure for the resourceful and determined Clover, an easy heroine to root for. George’s warm storytelling and Boiger’s equally inviting pencil illustrations quickly establish the story’s enchanting and sometimes dangerous setting. Readers will be envious of the world of magic that Clover becomes ensconced in and eager to read future installments. Ages 7–10. Author’s agent: Emily Van Beek, Folio Literary Management. Illustrator’s agent: Marcia Wernick, Wernick & Pratt. (Feb.)