In a magical kingdom where your name is your destiny, 12-year-old Rump is the butt of everyone's joke.
has never known his full name—his mother died before she could tell
him. So all his life he's been teased and bullied for his half-a-name.
But when he finds an old spinning wheel, his luck seems to change. For
Rump discovers he can spin straw into gold. Magical gold.
best friend Red Riding Hood warns him that magic is dangerous—and she's
right! That gold is worth its weight in trouble. And with each thread
he spins, Rump weaves himself deeper into a curse.
one way to break the spell: Rump must go on a quest to find his true
name, along the way defending himself against pixies, trolls, poison
apples, and one beautiful but vile-mannered queen. The odds are against
him, but with courage and friendship—and a cheeky sense of humor—Rump
just might triumph in the end.
A riveting new story from Cat Patrick, author of Forgotten and Revived.
17-year-olds Lizzie, Ella, and Betsey Best grew up as identical
triplets... until they discovered a shocking family secret. They're
actually closer than sisters, they're clones. Hiding from a government
agency that would expose them, the Best family appears to consist of a
single mother with one daughter named Elizabeth. Lizzie, Ella, and
Betsey take turns going to school, attending social engagements, and a
group mindset has always been a de facto part of life...
Lizzie meets Sean Kelly, a guy who seems to see into her very soul. As
their relationship develops, Lizzie realizes that she's not a carbon
copy of her sisters; she's an individual with unique dreams and desires,
and digging deeper into her background, Lizzie begins to dismantle the
delicate balance of an unusual family that only science could have
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