The Boggart Fights Back

The Boggart Fights Back

(Part of The Boggart)
For Ages: 8 - 12
The mischievous Boggart comes up with some new tricks to stop an American developer from ruining his beloved island in this delightful romp from Newbery winner Susan Cooper.

Magic is once again afoot in Scotland when Allie and Jay visit their grandfather and are eagerly greeted by the Boggart, an ancient sprite, and his cousin Nessie, formerly known as the Loch Ness Monster. Things are rarely peaceful with two boggarts around, but this time a real estate developer is the one disturbing the quiet, a man named Trout.

Trout is building a luxury resort, and is desperate to buy up everything in town—including Allie and Jay’s family store. He’s willing to do almost anything to raze the store to the ground. But with his beloved family under attack, the Boggart doesn’t stay silent for long: soon bulldozers are driving themselves into the loch, and surveying flags are floating off into the sky, but Trout is unmoved. When Nessie tries to scare him by transforming into the Loch Ness Monster, Trout is delighted—what a tourist attraction he’s found!

Allie, Jay, and the Boggarts will have to use all of their wiles to outsmart the developers and save their home—even if it means waking up all the Old Magic creatures. Even the deadly ones.
  • Margaret K. McElderry Books | 
  • 224 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781534406292 | 
  • February 2018 | 
  • Grades 3 - 7
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About the Author

Susan Cooper
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Susan Cooper

Susan Cooper is the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement. Her classic five-book fantasy sequence The Dark Is Rising won the Newbery Medal and a Newbery Honor. She is also the author of Victory, a Booklist Top Ten Historical Fiction for Youth book and a Washington Post Top Ten for Children novel; King of Shadows, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor book; The Boggart; Seaward; Ghost Hawk; and many other acclaimed novels for young readers and listeners. She lives in Massachusetts, and you can visit her online at