03 Jan

The Orphan and The Thief CoverThe quest is about to begin!

Toad thought it’d be easy to steal from Mr. Edward P. Owl. Unfortunately for Toad, he isn’t the best of thieves. Caught in the act, he’s in more trouble than ever before. Now to save his hide, Toad must track down five rare potion ingredients for Mr. Owl. Or else.

All Melena Snead wants is her family back, but after the Miggens Street Fire, that isn’t very likely. Orphaned and miserable, forced to work in an apothecary, she’s determined to find Milo, her missing brother. No matter what.

When Melena finds Toad ransacking her apothecary, Toad gets a nasty shock: apothecaries don’t carry Mr. Owl’s ingredients. Luckily, Melena’s willing to help, for a price.

With Melena’s pet Spit-Fire dragon and Toad’s enchanted talking beer mug, they embark on a fantastical journey, traveling the country in search of the potion ingredients. But can they gather all of them in time, what with monsters, pirates, and axe-wielding thieves? And if they do, is there an even greater danger waiting for them at the end?



♥~A great book for the younger reader~♥


Posted by on January 3, 2014 in Young Adult Fiction


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3 responses to “♥~A great book for the younger reader~♥

  1. Melissa LeGette

    January 3, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Reblogged this on By Candlelight and commented:
    Thank you so much Lori for spreading the word!

    • Lori Garside

      January 3, 2014 at 8:55 pm

      You are very welcome. I was in another blog forum on Facebook and a reader recommended the book! I have many friends who are middle school teachers or have younger children. Let me know if there is any way I can give you a hand!

      • Melissa LeGette

        January 4, 2014 at 9:17 am

        Wow! Really? That’s incredible.

        Honestly, Lori, the greatest thing you can do is to recommend to those friends or gift a copy directly to a young reader close to you. Direct word of mouth recommendations are the best. And reviews. Reviews are powerful. I know so many people who only pick up books if they are recommended by a trusted source.

        But anything–and I’m talking anything–that you do, just like that fabulous post, helps tremendously.


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