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Gr 4-8-This sequel to The Cabinet of Earths (HarperCollins, 2012) begins shortly after Maya Davidson's victory against her wicked, "sort of" uncle, the powerful magician Henri de Fourcroy. Just as the 12-year-old is beginning to relax and enjoy her new life in Paris, strange things start happening around her. A mysterious swirl of dust that seems to have the shape and colors of a purple-eyed man is following her, and growing regions of magical transformation bring danger and threatening magical creatures to the city. When Maya inadvertently reads a letter that holds a magical compulsion, it seems that she will be forced to give up her own life in exchange for Henri's. With the help of her friends Valko and Pauline, Maya is determined to outwit the constraints of the letter and defeat Henri again. Magical gargoyles and their egg add to the mystery as Maya tries to understand what they need her to do and how they can help her with her mission. Nesbet creates threatening evil and an engagingly magical setting. She gives Maya real doubts and worries, particularly about protecting her family and her mother's recurring illness. Fans of the first book will enjoy this next installation, but it functions smoothly on its own as well.-Beth L. Meister, Milwaukee Jewish Day School, WIα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Since making peace with the Cabinet of Earths, Maya has settled into a happy and relatively normal adolescent existence as an expat in Paris. But the deep magic of the City of Light is not through with her yet, as an animate stone wall and a mysterious shadowy figure seek the sustenance of her spirit. Nesbet continues to cast a particular spell over her proceedings, threading the twisting narrative with inventive fantasy. After a compulsory exposition, the reader is immersed in a dense, shimmering realm sure to please fans of The Cabinet of Earths (2012) and likely to win new ones. Grades 4-7. --Thom Barthelmess

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Series: Cabinet of Earths
  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (May 14, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006210425X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062104250
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.2 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,276,641 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Anne Nesbet writes books for kids and watches a lot of silent films. She lives near San Francisco with her husband, several daughters, and one irrepressible dog.
THE CABINET OF EARTHS (HarperCollins 2012) is her first novel; it tells the story of twelve-year-old Maya Davidson's tangle with some very old magic in Paris. Houses with bronze salamanders for door handles, statues that look too much like Maya's own worried face, a man wearing sunglasses to hide his radiant purple eyes-nothing is what it seems. To keep her family safe, Maya must make new friends (a cousin who is so unremarkable, she's actually hard to see; a Bulgarian boy named Valko who has practice not-fitting-in all over the world) and take on the magical underworld of Paris.
More adventures of Maya and Valko appear in A BOX OF GARGOYLES, which came out in 2013.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jayne Williams on May 6, 2014
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This sequel to the enthralling Cabinet of Earths picks up right where the first book left off, with a shocking intrusion of magic into the wall of the Bulgarian Embassy in Paris. The story starts with a bang and never lets up. Maya Davidson and her Bulgarian friend Valko Nikolov are drawn into an adventure where gargoyles leave their stone perches and roost on kids' balconies; dust organizes itself into menacing shapes; and the worst violin player EVER turns out to have a very important power. The magic is written with heart and imagination, and Maya's quest to break free of a binding spell is thrilling. What I really love about this book, though, is the insight into what makes people special - whether it's magic in their blood, or the culture they come from, their charm or their sometimes embarrassing forthrightness. That and the beautiful, lyrical writing, of course. A Box of Gargoyles is entertaining, warm, funny, and a great read from the first paragraph to the last. Not just for kids, either - deserves to be read by adults who love the classic fantasy adventures too.
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By Dana Miller on June 29, 2015
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Awesome series
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