This sequel to A Pinch of Magic is another spellbinding sisterly adventure, this time with a haunted shipwreck, a fierce pirate, and, of course, a little magic!
The family curse has been lifted, and the Widdershins sisters—Betty, Fliss, and Charlie—are free to leave the misty prison isle of Crowstone. But when a mysterious girl arrives at their inn accompanied by a will-o’-the-wisp, or ghost, it seems another adventure has landed on their doorstep. The stranger, named Willow, is an escaped prisoner from nearby Lament, desperate to clear her father's name before he's executed for a crime he didn't commit.
Then Charlie is kidnapped by poachers, swept away on a dangerous mission in search of pirate treasure that's protected by a vengeful ghost. Betty, Fliss, and Willow pile into their trusty boat and embark on another incredible adventure, one that involves ghosts, fierce pirates, and a journey to a mythic island that exists only in legends. Can they save their sister—and themselves—once more?
About the Author
Michelle Harrison is the author of twelve novels for children and young adults. Her first book, Thirteen Treasures, won the Waterstones Children's Book prize, and her work has been translated into seventeen languages. Michelle lives in England with her son, Jack, and a black cat called Marmite.
"Portions of a cautionary tale interspersed throughout the text add richness while eerie descriptions of the shipwreck, wisps, and island caves promote suspense. Throughout, the plucky Widdershins sisters remain true to their mission and to one another. Charming spot art reinforces textual themes....Atmospheric, nail-biting, and perilous fantasy adventure." –Kirkus
"The Widdershins sisters are a strong group of young women, and Betty’s motto—'she who tries triumphs'—will resonate with many readers....A recommended purchase for middle grade collections where sisterhood tales, fantasy, and high sea adventures are in high demand."–School Library Journal