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While traveling to a meeting with the Gypsy Council, Luke’s caravan is attacked by a group of mysterious men. They try to capture Luke. In order to escape, Luke turns into his dog form. Whom can he trust? He decides to go to Clara, a more powerful shapeshifter (and only friend his age).

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In Gularian Islands by Tracey C. Ayres, 14-year-old Ben Mason and his friends, Gary, Izzie, and Dolly, find themselves in an exciting, overwhelming adventure when the plane carrying them from the United States home to Australia crashes into the ocean near some islands. After the shock of the accident wears off, the passengers break into groups to look for supplies that can be used until they are rescued. At first, the exotic islands, cliffs, and cave tunnels are wonderful for the teens to explore, but then they notice strange things happening that they can’t explain.

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Gypsy Legends: A Quest For Peace is about a girl named Clara and a boy called Luke. They both have special magical abilities, and Luke is a Gypsy. It is near Christmas, and Luke’s clan is on the move because the Gypsy Council has called a meeting for all the different Gypsy clans. The clan is almost there when they are ambushed and the Gypsy Council members taken hostage. Luke runs away, because someone is trying to kidnap him too. Clara, unaware of this danger that has befallen her friend, finds him in the woods behind her house in bad shape.

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The Greatest Magician by Elena Paige begins with the impending threat of explosions at the popular Magicians’ Convention. Jack, at the present a famed magician, is faced with a personal affront and is thrown back to the first time he attended the convention. Immensely frustrated by his complete lack of magical powers, the younger Jack dreads having to perform with the rest of his talented family, including his famous mother.

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Cedar was found in the forest by the foot of a large cedar tree when she is just a baby, found by Sara and Keven Montgomery, who take her home and house her as their own. She later names the large cedar tree, the one she was found under, Stella. On her first day of school, she meets Phillip, who becomes her only friend. Cedar later convinces Phillip to join the Order of the Trees, a club that only Cedar had been in before the two friends met.

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In a world and style reminiscent of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, J.B. Strong’s Old as the Moon is the imaginative tale of two sisters’ journey through Tir Nan Og, the land of the fairies. Beginning in the land of humans, Roxanne and Emily cross paths with a mischievous fairy named Sonjoni. He shows Roxanne the truth of her father, the famed wizard Merlin. Roxanne becomes the accidental bearer of Merlin’s Shadow, the celestial pathway between Earth and Tir Nan Og, into which Emily and Roxanne are suddenly swept.

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His mom can die and bring herself back to life. His dad can heal people that would normally be considered beyond saving. His sister can make people do anything she wants. But Jack, the main character in The Greatest Magician by Elena Paige, isn’t like the rest of his family. He can’t even perform a basic card trick. Jack isn’t really sure if his wish is to be a magician or not: he feels left out without a special power amongst a family of mages, but he knows that he will never be a mage, so he wonders if he should even bother trying.

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