"Despite a few threads left unresolved, newly confident readers will cozy up to the tale's quirky characters and enjoy the many twists and turns of this magical adventure. (illustrations not seen) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Abandoned as an infant, ten-year-old Isabelle lives in Runny Cove, a dreary town where everything is the color of sludge, residents suffer a perpetual cold and nothing grows there except the mushrooms between Isabelle's toes and the lichen in her hair.
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