Curses, Inc. and Other Stories by Vivian Vande Velde

Curses, Inc. and Other Stories

Vivian Vande Velde

226 pages first pub 1997 (editions)

fiction fantasy short stories young adult mysterious medium-paced


Unpredictable, chaotic, and not be tampered with casually, magic always has consequences. In these ten stunning short stories, boys and girls take turns-usually unawares-learning firsthand just what magic spells, enchantments, and curses really ca...

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Strong character development?

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Loveable characters?

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