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Publisher Description

The Thickety: A Path Begins is a spellbinding tale about a girl, the Thickety, and the power of magic. Fans of Neil Gaiman will love this thrilling new world.

When Kara Westfall was five years old, her mother was convicted of the worst of all crimes: witchcraft. Years later, Kara and her little brother, Taff, are still shunned by the people of their village, who believe that nothing is more evil than magic…except, perhaps, the mysterious forest that covers nearly the entire island. It has many names, this place. Sometimes it is called the Dark Wood, or Sordyr's Realm. But mostly it's called the Thickety.

The villagers live in fear of the Thickety and the terrible creatures that live there. But when an unusual bird lures Kara into the forbidden forest, she discovers a strange book with unspeakable powers. A book that might have belonged to her mother.

And that is just the beginning of the story.

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May 6
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Fifth Grade

Customer Reviews

Sakurane ,

The Thickety: A Path Begins

I'm 52 yrs. old but I still loved reading children's book and this is one book that I think I child would loved to read. It has entertained me and I can't wait to read the other books.

LeahMom ,

A wonderful read!! Highly recommended!

This book was a surprisingly great read! I had finished the Wildwood series with my eight year old and was unfortunately disappointed with the series, and when he approached me with this fantasy/magic book I was apprehensive. But after the prologue we were hooked! Thickety: A Path Begins is an exciting read from start to finish, with exposition explained in a way that flows so well with moving the story along that you don't feel like you're just reading a bunch of words because the author is setting you up for a big reveal later. JA White has created such an amazing world that is so enchanting and incredible and a heroine so noble that it is nearly impossible to fall in love with her. We cannot wait for the next installment and will definitely snatch it up as soon as it is available!!

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