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Jinx

By Sage Blackwood

The highly acclaimed first book of a fantasy adventure series set in a mysterious forest, starring a daring new hero.

"Readers will thrill to journey with Jinx" (SLJ, starred review), a wizard's apprentice, as he sets off on a quest through the dangerous Urwald, a magical forest full of wizards and were-creatures, and discovers that it is more complex than he could imagine, and that it needs him more than he could ever guess.

This humorous and smart tween fantasy adventure is perfect for fans of Septimus Heap, The Sisters Grimm, and Fablehaven.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

  • Grade level: 5
  • Interest Level: 3-8
  • Guided Reading Level: U
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Imprint: Katherine Tegen Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • On Sale: 11/30/-0001
  • ISBN: 9780062129918
  • ISBN 10: 0062129910
  • ISBN 13: 9780062129918
  • Pages: 384
  • Trim Size: 5.13 x 7.63 in
  • Subcategory:
  • Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
  • Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
  • Juvenile Fiction / Boys & Men

Booklist (starred review)In this expertly paced, beautifully written fantasy, Blackwood elevates familiar fantasy elements with exquisitely credible characters who inhabit a world filled with well-drawn magic and whimsy.

Publishers Weekly (starred review)Blackwood fills her tale with drama and delightfully funny dialogue.

School Library Journal (starred review)Readers will thrill to journey with Jinx.

Kirkus Reviews (starred review)[Blackwood] puts her central three [characters] through a string of suspenseful, scary situations before delivering a properly balanced closing set of resolutions, revelations and road signs to future episodes.

The Horn BookFlowing dialogue, easy interactions between the characters, a mixed Diana Wynne Jones/Lloyd Alexander vibe, and a setting both familiar and original make the novel immediately inviting and compelling.

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COMMON CORE STRANDS

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.1,2,3,4,5,6,9,10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.5.4,4a,4c
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.4,5,6,8,9,9a,10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.3,4,5
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