The Gilded Girl

April 6, 2021|
The Gilded Girl by Alyssa Colman
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Heartfelt, fast-paced, and utterly absorbing, The Gilded Girl is Alyssa Colman''s sparkling debut novel about determination, spirit, and the magic of friendship.

Any child can spark magic, but only the elite are allowed to kindle it. Those denied access to the secrets of the kindling ritual will see their magic snuffed out before their thirteenth birthday.

Miss Posterity''s Academy for Practical Magic is the best kindling school in New York City-and wealthy twelve-year-old Emma Harris is accustomed to the best. But when her father dies, leaving her penniless, Emma is reduced to working off her debts to Miss Posterity alongside Izzy, a daring servant girl who refuses to let her magic be snuffed out, even if society dictates she must. Emma and Izzy reluctantly form a pact: If Izzy teaches Emma how to survive as a servant, Emma will reveal to Izzy what she knows about magic.

Along the way, they encounter quizzes that literally pop, shy libraries, and talking cats (that is, house dragons). But when another student''s kindling goes horribly wrong, revealing the fiery dangers of magic, Emma and Izzy must set aside their differences or risk their magic being snuffed out forever.

Alyssa Colman won the 2013 Primary Stages ESPA new play competition and was a semifinalist at the Eugene O''Neill Theater Center National Playwrights Conference. She has participated as both a mentee and mentor in the Author Mentor Match program and is a member of SCBWI. Alyssa now lives in Los Angeles, where she enjoys making a mess i...
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Title:The Gilded Girl
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:352 pages, 8.13 X 5.37 X 0.91 in
Shipping dimensions:352 pages, 8.13 X 5.37 X 0.91 in
Published:April 6, 2021
Publisher:Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780374313937

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