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Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures

Last updated Friday, September 30, 2022

Author: Jackson Pearce
Illustrator: Maggie Stiefvater
Date of Publication: 2001
ISBN: 1338088157
Grade Level: 4th    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Oct. 2022

Synopsis: Here's a list of things Pip Bartlett can talk to: Unicorns, Miniature Silky, Griffins, Bitterflunks - basically, all magical creatures. Here's a list of things she can't talk to (at least, not very well): Parents, Teachers - basically, all people. Because of a Unicorn Incident at her school (it was an accident!), Pip is spending the summer with her Aunt Emma at the Cloverton Clinic for Magical Creatures. At first, it's all fun, games, and chatting with Hobgrackles, but when Fuzzles appear and start bursting into flame at the worst possible places, Pip and her new friend Tomas must take action. Because if the mystery of the Fuzzles isn't solved soon, both magical and unmagical creatures are going to be in a hot mess of trouble.

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