Books by JT Petty

THE SCRIVENER BEES by JT Petty
ANIMALS
Released: July 10, 2007

This third adventure continues the story of the devilish changeling Inky, who now seeks control of Make Believe through the power of the Forgetting Book, an ancient tome containing each magical creature's true name, a resource that ultimately allows Inky to command them. However, before Inky can harness the Forgetting Book, he must learn the name of the Book's fairy—a secret to be revealed by the deadly Scrivener Bees, who respond to questions by painfully tattooing their answers on the questioner's flesh. Determined to save Make Believe, Clemency is enlisted by its creatures to stop Inky. However, Clemency also becomes tangled up in a nasty situation with the Scrivener Bees, challenging her with the monstrous decision of saving her parents or Make Believe, a choice that could be unfathomable and disturbing for some young readers. Sporadic black-and-white illustrations by a new, edgy illustrator underscore Inky's haunting dark side and bring life to the tale's fantastical creatures. Dark, but bright with imagination. (Fiction. 10-14)Read full book review >
THE SCRIVENER BEES by JT Petty
ANIMALS
Released: July 10, 2007

This third adventure continues the story of the devilish changeling Inky, who now seeks control of Make Believe through the power of the Forgetting Book, an ancient tome containing each magical creature's true name, a resource that ultimately allows Inky to command them. However, before Inky can harness the Forgetting Book, he must learn the name of the Book's fairy—a secret to be revealed by the deadly Scrivener Bees, who respond to questions by painfully tattooing their answers on the questioner's flesh. Determined to save Make Believe, Clemency is enlisted by its creatures to stop Inky. However, Clemency also becomes tangled up in a nasty situation with the Scrivener Bees, challenging her with the monstrous decision of saving her parents or Make Believe, a choice that could be unfathomable and disturbing for some young readers. Sporadic black-and-white illustrations by a new, edgy illustrator underscore Inky's haunting dark side and bring life to the tale's fantastical creatures. Dark, but bright with imagination. (Fiction. 10-14)Read full book review >
CLEMENCY POGUE: THE HOBGOBLIN PROXY by JT Petty
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

This sharp and witty second installment in Petty's series quickly and efficiently brings readers up to speed on Clemency's continuing role in saving the fantastical and vividly drawn world of Make-Believe. Clemency, the intelligent and plucky heroine, partners with Chaphesmeeso, a friendly hobgoblin, and Kennethurchin, a fledgling hobgoblin, to search for Kennethurchin's changeling, Inky, who is his key to full hobgoblin status. However, having lived nine years as a boy, Inky has other ideas, which could spell disaster for Kennethurchin and Make-Believe. Although on Make-Believe's side, Clemency struggles with the idea that ultimately finding Inky means his death and she hatches an alternate plan, executed, but not completely wrapped up, making a tantalizing cliffhanger for the series' third volume. Though a slim text featuring sporadic black-and-white sketches and approachable vocabulary looks younger, heavy topics of mental illness, abandonment and Inky's impending death suit this creative tale for mature readers. (Fiction. 9-12)Read full book review >