The Burning Pendulum

by Dotti Enderle

Llewellyn Worldwide | January 8, 2005 | Trade Paperback

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Juniper had no idea that donating her favorite books-a series about psychic teenagers solving mysteries-to the school library would result in a heated protest that pits her unyielding mother against irate parents determined to ban the so-called "wicked" literature. Desperate to escape scathing embarrassment and possible expulsion, Juniper is ready to give up the fight-especially when Anne, her own best friend and fellow member of the Fortune Teller''s Club, won''t defend Juniper in front of her new boyfriend. But Juniper realizes she is not alone in this battle and with help from a special divination pendulum, she finds the strength to defend her beloved books and what they stand for.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 144 pages, 7.62 × 5.19 × 0.68 in

Published: January 8, 2005

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0738704350

ISBN - 13: 9780738704357

Found in: Religion and Spirituality
Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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The Burning Pendulum

by Dotti Enderle

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 144 pages, 7.62 × 5.19 × 0.68 in

Published: January 8, 2005

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0738704350

ISBN - 13: 9780738704357

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Chapter 1 The Assignment Juniper waited, nervously flicking the pages of the paperback book she held. When that didn’t calm her, she fidgeted with the circular pendulum that had come with it. She wanted to ease her jitters but they kept building, stronger and stronger, until she thought she might spontaneously combust. She closed her eyes, thinking of her nerves as computer data, even trying to envision a delete button, but that didn’t work. Her anxiety simply multiplied like email spam. Regan Wells was finishing her oral book report, and Juniper was next. "So that’s why it’s important that I donate Buffalo Soldiers to our new school library—as a tribute to my great-greatgreat- grandfather. He served as a buffalo soldier in the Civil War and I donate this book in his name." Mrs. Blum’s clapping aroused the drowsy class, and a few kids joined in the applause. "Well done, Regan." She consulted a list on her desk, scanning it through her reading glasses. "Juniper. You’re next." Juniper clamored to the front, holding the book and pendulum like a wad of tissues. She wished she could dance the report instead of speak it. She never got nervous during her dance recitals. Slowly, she held up the book for the class to see. Her mouth was completely dry, like she’d been chewing on her pillow. "When we were asked to donate our favorite book for the new library, I sort of had a problem picking just one. See, my favorite books are in a series." The cl
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Table of Contents

Contents
Chapter 1 The Assignment . . . 1
Chapter 2 Grave Dangers . . . 9
Chapter 3 The Wrath of Mom . . . 19
Chapter 4 Threatened . . . 33
Chapter 5 Library Refuge . . . 43
Chapter 6 Nowhere to Hide . . . 55
Chapter 7 Message Received . . . 65
Chapter 8 Marble Magic . . . 75
Chapter 9 Negotiating . . . 85
Chapter 10 The Top Ten . . . 93
Chapter 11 Extra! Extra! . . . 101
Chapter 12 The Verdict . . . 109
Chapter 13 Cockeyed Confessions . . . 121

From the Publisher

Juniper had no idea that donating her favorite books-a series about psychic teenagers solving mysteries-to the school library would result in a heated protest that pits her unyielding mother against irate parents determined to ban the so-called "wicked" literature. Desperate to escape scathing embarrassment and possible expulsion, Juniper is ready to give up the fight-especially when Anne, her own best friend and fellow member of the Fortune Teller''s Club, won''t defend Juniper in front of her new boyfriend. But Juniper realizes she is not alone in this battle and with help from a special divination pendulum, she finds the strength to defend her beloved books and what they stand for.

About the Author

Dotti Enderle is the author of the childrens mystery series, Fortune Tellers Club, and the educational series, Storytime Discoveries. She began her publishing career in 1995, writing for popular childrens magazines. Her work has been included in Babybug, Ladybug, Childrens Playmate, Nature Friend, Turtle and many more.

As a professional storyteller, Dotti has entertained at numerous schools, libraries, museums and festivals since 1993. She takes pride in her vast collection of original stories and folktales, and specializes in participation stories, allowing the audience to join in the fun.

Dotti is a member of The Society of Childrens Book Writers & Illustrator and the Texas Reading Association.
A native Texan, Dotti lived throughout Texas as a small child, but Houston has been her home since the age of eight. She lives with her husband, two teenage daughters, and a lazy cat named Oliver.

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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