The Boggart

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About The Book

A Boggart tries to find his way home in this twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Newbery winner Susan Cooper’s classic tale of magic and mischief.

When Emily and Jess Volnik’s family inherits a remote, crumbling Scottish castle, they also inherit the Boggart that lives there—an invisible, mischievous spirit who’s been playing tricks on residents of Castle Keep for generations. Then the Boggart is trapped in a rolltop desk and inadvertently shipped to the Volniks’ home in Toronto, where nothing will ever be the same—for the Volniks or the Boggart.

In a world that doesn’t believe in magic, the Boggart’s pranks wreak havoc. And even the newfound joys of peanut butter and pizza and fudge sauce eventually wear thin for the Boggart. He wants to go home—but his only hope lies in a risky and daring blend of modern technology and ancient magic.

About The Author

Photograph © Tsar Fedorsky Photography 2013

Susan Cooper is one of our foremost children’s authors; her classic five-book fantasy sequence The Dark Is Rising has sold millions of copies worldwide. Her many books have won the Newbery Medal, a Newbery Honor, and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and been shortlisted five times for the Carnegie Medal. She combines fantasy with history in Victory (a Washington Post Top Ten for Children novel), King of Shadows and Ghost Hawk, and her magical The Boggart and the Monster, second in a trilogy, won the Scottish Arts Council’s Children’s Book Award. Susan Cooper lives on a saltmarsh island in Massachusetts, and you can visit her online at TheLostLand.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (February 2018)
  • Length: 240 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781534420113
  • Grades: 3 - 7
  • Ages: 8 - 12

Awards and Honors

  • School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
  • ALA Notable Children's Books
  • Horn Book Fanfare
  • Notable Children's Trade Book Language (AR)
  • Booklist Editors' Choice
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award (VT)
  • Mythopoeic Fantasy Award Finalist
  • Judy Lopez Memorial Award Honor Book

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