THE SCRIVENER BEES by JT Petty

THE SCRIVENER BEES

Clemency Pogue, Book Three
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Age Range: 10 - 14
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KIRKUS REVIEW

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)

Pub Date: July 10th, 2007
ISBN: 978-1-4169-0769-5
Page count: 176pp
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 2007