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Son of a Witch (Paperback)

Author:  Gregory Maguire Illustrator:  Douglas Smith
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0061714739
ISBN-13: 9780061714733
Sku: 208066975
Publish Date: 10/1/2008
Sales Rank: 95316
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 6.75H x 4.25L x 1.5T
Pages:  444
Age Range:  NA
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So the talk of random brutality wasn't just talk. (from the first line)
In this follow-up to "Wicked"--the basis for the Tony Award-winning musical--beloved novelist Maguire returns at last to the land of Oz and introduces readers to Liir, the small boy Elphaba leaves behind at her untimely death.
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A sequel to the Broadway musical-inspiring Wicked returns readers to the land of Oz, where adolescent Liir is discovered ten years after the melting of the witch Elphaba, attended by the mysterious foundling Candle, and called upon to locate his half-sister, Nor. Reprint.Years after the death of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, a young man named Liir, rumored to be Elphaba's son, is discovered by the nuns of Saint Gilda and revived by the mysterious foundling Candle.

The Wicked Years continue in Gregory Maguire?s Son of a Witch?the heroic saga of the hapless yet determined young man who may or may not be the offspring of the fabled Wicked Witch of the West. A New York Times bestseller like its predecessor, the remarkable Wicked, Son of a Witch follows the boy Liir on his dark odyssey across an ingeniously re-imagined and nearly unrecognizable Land of Oz?a journey that will take him deep into the bowels of the Emerald City, lately abandoned by the Wizard, and into the jaws of dragons. At once a grim fairy tale and an uplifting adventure, Son of a Witch is a true wonder.

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The homage to L. Frank Baum's Oz books and cynical commentary on the dirty underside to fantasy novels continue with the long-awaited sequel to WICKED, the bestseller that inspired a hit Broadway musical. Elphaba Thropp, the green-skinned Wicked Witch of the West, has died, leaving behind the foundling boy Liir, who believes that he may actually be her illegitimate son. Alone and rootless, he resolves to search for his childhood friend (and possible half-sister) Nor, who was taken away by the Wizard's army several years ago.

Praise

Publishers Weekly
"[M]asterfully imaginative....Tucked into Maguire's enchanting fable are carefully calibrated object lessons in forgiveness, retribution, love, loss and the art of moving on despite tragic circumstances. Ten years after WICKED...fans will once again be clicking their heels with wonderment." (starred review) 07/18/2005

Kirkus Reviews
"[R]ichly detailed....[L]ike L. Frank Baum's magical land itself...[SON OF A WITCH is] filled with wonderful things....[F]ew readers will fail to stay its magical course. Once again, the myth of Oz proves its enduring power." (starred review) 07/15/2005

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Pocketbook
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0444
Product attributePublisher:   Harper
Product attributeSeries Part:   02
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