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Shadows

By Robin McKinley

A compelling and inventive novel set in a world where science and magic are at odds, by Robin McKinley, the Newbery-winning author of The Hero and the Crown and The Blue Sword, as well as the classic titles Beauty, Chalice, Spindle’s End, Pegasus and Sunshine

Maggie knows something’s off about Val, her mom’s new husband. Val is from Oldworld, where they still use magic, and he won’t have any tech in his office-shed behind the house. But—more importantly—what are the huge, horrible, jagged, jumpy shadows following him around? Magic is illegal in Newworld, which is all about science. The magic-carrying gene was disabled two generations ago, back when Maggie’s great-grandmother was a notable magician. But that was a long time ago.

Then Maggie meets Casimir, the most beautiful boy she has ever seen. He’s from Oldworld too—and he’s heard of Maggie’s stepfather, and has a guess about Val’s shadows. Maggie doesn’t want to know . . . until earth-shattering events force her to depend on Val and his shadows. And perhaps on her own heritage.

In this dangerously unstable world, neither science nor magic has the necessary answers, but a truce between them is impossible. And although the two are supposed to be incompatible, Maggie’s discovering the world will need both to survive.

Format

Book

Availability

1 available at Cooper (Forest Acres)
  • TF McKinley, Teen Fiction

Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780399165795


Format: Book
Author: McKinley, Robin
Summary: "Magic is illegal in Newworld, so Maggie struggles to explain the strange shadows--that only she can see--that seem to accompany her new stepfather everywhere"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Shadows / Robin McKinley.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., [2013]
Subject: Shades and shadows -- Teen fiction. Stepfathers -- Teen fiction. Magic -- Teen fiction. Fantasy
Isbn: 9780399165795 (hbk.) 0399165797 (hbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: TF McKinley
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Bib Id: 455339

Format: Book
Author: McKinley, Robin
Summary: "Magic is illegal in Newworld, so Maggie struggles to explain the strange shadows--that only she can see--that seem to accompany her new stepfather everywhere"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Shadows / Robin McKinley.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., [2013]
Description: 356 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Shades and shadows -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Stepfathers -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Magic -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Fantasy
LCCN: 2013010635
ISBN: 9780399165795 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0399165797 (hbk.)
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: TF McKinley