Spell and Spindle

Spell and Spindle

Michelle Schusterman, Kathrin Honesta

$9.99

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Doll Bones meets Splendors and Glooms as a boy who trades bodies with a wooden marionette. . . .

The Museum of Peculiar Arts holds many oddities--a mechanical heart, a diary bound in its owner's skin . . . and Penny, a child-size marionette who almost looks alive. Fog clouds Penny's memories from before the museum, but she catches glimpses here and there: a stage, deep red curtains, long-fingered hands gripping her strings.

One day, a boy named Chance touches Penny's strings and hears her voice in his head. Penny can listen, and watch, and think?

Now someone else is watching Penny and Chance--a man with a sharp face, a puppeteer who has the tools to change things. A string through a needle. A twist of a spindle. And suddenly Chance is trapped in Penny's marionette body, while Penny is free to run and dance. She knows that finding a way to switch back is the right thing to do. But this body feels so wonderful, so full of life! How can Penny ever return to her puppet shell?


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Michelle Schusterman:
Michelle Schusterman lives in a monstrous city filled with ghosts, some of whom she allows to creep into her stories. She is the author of Olive and the Backstage Ghost, I Heart Band (a Scholastic Reading Club pick), and The Kat Sinclair Files. She's also an instructor at Writopia Lab, a nonprofit organization that offers creative-writing workshops for children and teens from all backgrounds. Find out more at michelleschusterman.com and follow her on Instagram: @michelleschusterman.


Michelle Schusterman lives in a monstrous city filled with ghosts, some of whom she allows to creep into her stories. She is the author of Olive and the Backstage Ghost, I Heart Band (a Scholastic Reading Club pick), and The Kat Sinclair Files. She's also an instructor at Writopia Lab, a nonprofit organization that offers creative-writing workshops for children and teens from all backgrounds. Find out more at michelleschusterman.com and follow her on Instagram: @michelleschusterman.

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