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A Wizard's Guide to Defensive Baking

T Kingfisher



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Argyll Productions
21 July 2020
Winner of the 2021 Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book

Winner of the Andre Norton Nebula Award for Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction

Winner of the Locus Award for Young Adult Fiction

Winner of the Dragon Award Best Young Adult / Middle Grade Novel

Winner of the Mythopoeic Award for Children's Literature

Winner of the C�yotl Award for Best Novel

Fourteen-year-old Mona isn't like the wizards charged with defending the city. She can't control lightning or speak to water. Her familiar is a sourdough starter and her magic only works on bread. She has a comfortable life in her aunt's bakery making gingerbread men dance.

But Mona's life is turned upside down when she finds a dead body on the bakery floor. An assassin is stalking the streets of Mona's city, preying on magic folk, and it appears that Mona is his next target. And in an embattled city suddenly bereft of wizards, the assassin may be the least of Mona's worries...

Imprint:   Argyll Productions
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   327g
ISBN:   9781614505242
ISBN 10:   1614505241
Pages:   320
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

T. Kingfisher is the vaguely absurd pen-name of Ursula Vernon, an author from North Carolina. In another life, she writes children's books and weird comics. She has been nominated for the World Fantasy and the Eisner, and has won the Hugo, Sequoyah, Nebula, Alfie, WSFA, Coyotl and Ursa Major awards, as well as a half-dozen Junior Library Guild selections. This is the name she uses when writing things for grown-ups. Her work includes multiple fairy-tale retellings and odd little stories about elves and goblins. When she is not writing, she is probably out in the garden, trying to make eye contact with butterflies.

Reviews for A Wizard's Guide to Defensive Baking

"PRAISE FOR T. KINGFISHER ""Dive in... if you are looking to be charmed and delighted.""LOCUS ""...[A] knack for creating colorful, instantly memorable characters, and inhuman creatures capable of inspiring awe and wonder.""NPR BOOKS ""The writing. It is superb. T. Kingfisher, where have you been all my life?""THE BOOK SMUGGLERS "" walk away going 'Damn, that was good but there's a new layer of trauma living inside me.'""KB SPANGLER, DIGITAL DIVIDE"

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