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IGRAINE THE BRAVE by Cornelia Funke

Igraine, who turns twelve tomorrow, dreams of becoming a famous knight.  But today, like most days, life at the family castle is boring.  That is, until the nefarious nephew of the baroness from the neighboring castle shows up!

Greedy Osmund has a dastardly plan to capture Pimpernel Castle and steal the singing magic books that belong to Igraine's parents. Complicating matters, Igraine's parents make a mistake with a magic spell and turn themselves into pigs!

MIMI by John Newman

149 days ago,Mimi's Mom died.  Everyone's given up.  Dad keeps burning pizzas, and he doesn't smile anymore.  Sally only wears black and has a terrible secret.  Conor plays the drums all night and keeps the neighbors awake.  And the dog, Sparkler, hasn't been walked in months.  And that's not even counting how terrible things are at school (when Mimi finally gets there, very late each day).

THE TROLLS By Polly Horvath

Because their parents have gone to Paris for a week and their usual sitter is not feeling well, Melissa, Amanda, and Pee Wee are being taken care of by their father's sister from Canada.  It turns out that Aunt Sally is full of fascinating stories about her and their father growing up on Vancouver Island.  Pee Wee, Amanda and Melissa are captivated by the eccentric characters Aunt Sally brings to life, particularly the trolls, who changed Aunt Sally's family forever.

Join us on on Tuesday evening, August 21st at 6:30 to discuss this entertaining book.  Snacks will be served.

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