15 June 2011

Wishin' and Hopin': The Wizard of Dark Street

Isn't this cover presh?

Goodreads Blurb: "Oona Crate was born to be the Wizard's apprentice, but she has another destiny in mind. Despite possessing the rare gift of Natural Magic, Oona wants to be a detective. Eager for a case, she is determined to prove that logic can be just as powerful as wizardry. But when someone attacks her uncle (the Wizard of Dark Street) Oona is forced to delve even deeper into the world of magic."

The Wizard of Dark Street is due out 07.26.11.

Reasons I want thee:
  1. A girl sleuth named Oona. I have a niece named Oona.
  2. I love covers that remind me of Monster House.
Note: The Wizard of Dark Street is Children's Middle Grade Fiction.

41 comments :

  1. This looks super cute! Love the combination of magic and sleuthing. Nice pick!

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  2. Awww, this looks like a darling book! Great choice - thanks for sharing :)

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  3. The story sounds so cute! Nice pick, Juju :)

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  4. This cover is the BOMB and I dont say that very often. Actually I never said it before. I am adoring the cover and a girl named OONA is fantastic.

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  5. Great cover! The story sounds good, too.

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  6. Very cute cover and so cool that you have a niece named Oona too!

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  7. Oh, great cover - the colors are fabulous! Good pick! :)

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  8. i like the way oona sounds too. fun to say.

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  9. This one looks adorable! Is it Middle Grade? I LOVE the cover, too. I'm adding this to my TBR for sure. What a great find... thanks!

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  10. The cover is definitely reminiscent of Monster House and I thought that movie was super cute:) Sounds like a really fun read, fantastic pick!

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  11. I love the cover! Sounds like a fun read :)

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  12. the cover would be perfect on your blog for halloween--in silhouette of course.

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  13. oh.my.gosh! I want! You wanna know where I find lots of my cool books to review? You!

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  14. Great pick! I love finding out about new MG books that my students may like. Thanks for sharing this one!

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  15. I love girl sleuths, and the cover is so cute. Unfortunately, sometimes I DO judge a book by its cover!

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  16. I am super excited for this one as well!

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  17. This looks so very cute! Gotta love the name Oona.

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  18. I've never heard of a name called Oona! It sounds fab!

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  19. So cute! And Oona is such a pretty name!

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  20. This sounds deliciously cute! Awesome pick! :)

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  21. Ooh...color me interested! My first time hearing of this particular book. Great teaser....can't wait to see what you thought of the book! (Agreed on the cover AND the title....awesome!)

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  22. I adore the cover of this one- I want it! :) Great pick!

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  23. I love that name Oona...(I wouldnt name my child that...but its cute)

    Love the cover too, cant wait to read your review on it!!

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  24. Aww, that's so cute! I really love your blog. It has the right touch of delicacy and whimsy that I have always looked for.

    Here's my WOW from yesterday:

    http://watercolormoods.blogspot.com/2011/06/waiting-on-wednesday-power-of-six.html

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  25. That is the sort of unique name that you'd never expect to be used more than once, but alas!

    Good find, Juju!

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  26. Sounds very fun and I love the cover too.

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  27. Oona is a pretty unique name, I think. And that cover surely reminded me of Eddie Murphy's movie, The Haunted Mansion!

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  28. Do you really? Never heard of that name before. It's cute :)

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  29. I'm so looking forward to this one too!

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  30. Nice choice! I'm adding this one to my list now. :)

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  31. Oh! I love love love this cover and I'm definitely intrigued by the synopsis. How fun that your niece has the same name as the main character! Especially since it's such an original name, it was probably quite the surprise. :o)

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  32. You are always recommending some fab books! I love coming over and reading your recommendations. Most of them I don't think I would ever come across on my own! So many, many thanks. xx

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  33. All: Thanks ladies for your comments and lovely words :)

    VV: Good point :)

    Liz: Like Luna with out the L :)

    Kaye M: Why thank you doll :)

    Shy: Oh yes! I remember that movie :)

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