Falcon and the Charles Street Witch by Luli Gray

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Since Egg flew off into the night more than a year before, Falcon fears she will never see her dragon again. Her mother wants to forget that Egg ever existed and her father never believed in dragons at all. But the magic finds Falcon again. First she leaps out of a plane after her younger brother, Toody. Then, blown to safety on a current of dragonsbreath, Falcon lands in an enchanted garden on Charles Street in New York City where she is greeted by the wonderfully peculiar Blinda Cholmondely. With the help of an ancient doggerel-spouting dragon named Dirus Horribilus, the rakish Saint George, and the astonishing Charles Street Witch, Falcon sets out to rescue Toody. In this rollicking tale of adventure and surprise, not only will Falcon see her beloved Egg again, she will also discover her own extraordinarily courageous self.
 

About Luli Gray

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Luli Gray belongs to a family for whom, she says, "reading and writing are as necessary as breathing." Born in Argentina, and for years a resident of New York City, she now lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Falcon and the Charles Street Witch is the sequel to her first novel, Falcon's Egg which received rave reviews and was an ALA Notable Children's Book for 1995 and a School Library Journal Best Book of 1996.
 
Published April 29, 2002 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 144 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Engaging, intelligent, and well-wrought: the best dragon story since Donn Kushner's A Book Dragon (1988).

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With a new friend who can also see dragons Falcon visits her mentor Aunt Emily, now well over a hundred years old, and when Aunt Emily seems to be dying, both girls manage to spin her back in time a hundred years to a charming New York City of 1903.

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Falcon and company are swept off to a fantastic alternative New York, while her father and his aboriginal allies attempt to protect Egg from the triple menace of sightseers, the military, and (most sinister) a blowhard talk-show host.

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Artfully braiding together real life and fantasy, Gray begins this inviting first novel as her 11-year-old heroine, Falcon, finds a scarlet egg in Central Park.

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In a starred review, PW called this first novel about a girl who hatches a dragon's egg ""an imaginative and meaningful tale, told with flair."" Ages 8-11.

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On her way back to New York from Australia, Falcon goes after her brother Toody when he falls out of the airplane in Falcon and the Charles Street Witch by Luli Gray.

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