A Most Improper Magick
Written by Stephanie Burgis
Part of the The Unladylike Adventures of Kat Stephenson Series
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A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection.
The first of the ‘Unladylike Adventures of Kat Stephenson’, a funny, feisty 12 year old heroine that readers will really identify with. A Most Improper Magick mixes Regency England (a la Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer) with a more contemporary feel of spells, magic and adventure. In this first adventure for Kat, when she should be sitting down like a lady doing her embroidery, she dresses like a boy, cuts off her hair and runs away to London in order to win her older siblings their true loves but along the way she battles highwaymen, sinister aristocrats, wild magic and even ghosts.
Kat now has a sequel ! Her next adventure is A Tangle of Magicks.
A Most Improper Magick by Stephanie Burgis
At twelve years old, any proper young lady should be sitting quietly at home, practising her embroidery, learning French and keeping her opinions to herself. But Kat Stephenson is no ordinary young lady.
Kat's father may be a respectable vicar, but her late mother was a notorious witch, her brother has gambled the whole family into debt, and Kat herself is the newest target of an ancient magical Order. Now Kat is ready to do whatever it takes to include her newly acquired magical abilities to rescue her family from destruction.
A message from the book's editor:
Even though 200 years separate them, modern readers will identify with this cheeky, feisty heroine and her struggles against stuffy rules, annoying siblings and disapproving grown-ups. The fact that Kat is also the heir to her mother's extraordinary magical powers adds an exciting twist to a story that is already full of adventure, romance and plenty of laughs.'
'..this is an excellent book, and as it is the first of a trilogy, there is the promise of more reading pleasure to come.' The Bookbag
'I LOVED Kat: she's unladylike, stubborn, smart, brave, resourceful, annoying (as only a youngest sister can be), and thoroughly charming.' Teens Read Too, Gold star Award review
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1st August 2010
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