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The Golden Frog Games (Witchlings 2) (Hardcover)
An instant New York Times and Indie bestseller!
Get ready for more magic, mayhem, and monstruos in this magical sequel to Witchlings from Claribel A. Ortega, author of Ghost Squad and Frizzy.
Every four years, the Twelve Towns gather for a legendary magical tournament--the Golden Frog Games.
With Ravenskill hosting this year's games, all eyes are on Seven Salazar, Valley Pepperhorn and Thorn Laroux: the most famous Spares in the Twelve Towns. Thorn is ready to compete as a fashion champion, but when a forbidden hex is used to turn her fellow champions to stone, suspicion lands on the Witchlings.
As the Witchlings attempt to unravel the mystery of the stonifications, future Uncle Seven is harboring a dangerous secret: While she's supposed to be able to communicate with animals, the voices she hears most clearly belong to monstruos, and one spine-chilling voice is the loudest of all.
Can Seven fix her broken magic and find out who is stonifying the champions . . . before Thorn becomes the next victim?
Claribel A. Ortega, New York Times bestselling author of Ghost Squad and the Witchlings series, and Pura Belpré Award-winning author of the graphic novel Frizzy, is a former reporter who writes middle grade and young adult fantasy inspired by her Dominican heritage. When she's not busy turning her obsession with eighties pop culture, magic, and video games into books, she's co-hosting her podcast Bad Author Book Club and coaching authors on how to navigate publishing. Claribel has been featured on BuzzFeed, NPR, Good Morning America, and Deadline.
You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok at @Claribel_Ortega and on her website at claribelortega.com.
Praise for The Golden Frog Games:
“Sharply insightful about the epidemic of hate against minority groups, Ortega invites readers to ponder the true definition of monstrosity as she puts her beloved trio through more challenges in this fast-paced and emotionally charged adventure. Cheeky and moving by turns; an adventure for a new generation.” –Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Witchlings:
Instant New York Times Bestseller!
#1 Indie Bestseller
An Amazon Best Book of the Month
A Kids' Indie Next List Selection
A B&N Most Anticipated Book
“Enchanting. Ortega’s inventive story has a cozy, lived-in feel and a mystery that will keep kids guessing.” ―Entertainment Weekly
"Magic, friendship, and humor―an enchanting read." ―Kwame Mbalia, New York Times bestselling author of the Tristan Strong series
"Inventive. Magical. Enchanting. An absolutely charming tale with its heart rooted in the friendships we make and keep." ―J.C. Cervantes, bestselling author of The Storm Runner series
“A gorgeous tale of determination and magic.” ―Booklist
“Energetic and intelligent; invites readers to question their assumptions and the status quo.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“Centering three resourceful, sympathetic protagonists and considering issues of exploitation and privilege, Witchlings interweaves Spanish phrases, contemporary elements, and well-grounded magical worldbuilding.”―Publishers Weekly
“An exciting story of friendship that touches on topics like self-worth and identity.” –Hip Latina
“Incredibly charming.” –Youth Services Book Reviews