The Orphan and the Thief by M.L. LeGette
An adventure that will keep you and your kids spellbound.
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?
Praise for The Orphan and the Thief
[LeGette is] able to twist her unique fairy-tales to fit the imagination of children and the attention of adults. Five stars ... The Orphan and the Thief is definitely worth reading!
- Abigail / Goodreads Review
M.L. Legette conjures up a captivating magical tale in The Orphan and the Thief. I loved this story and I could not put my Kindle down until I finished the last page. This charming story is so good that it may very well become a classic.
- Karen Dowdall, Author of Delphi Altair: Strange Beginnings
Tens List with M.L. LeGette
Top Ten Books For Younger Readers
Looking back on it, I think I just had a hard time finding the books that I liked. So here they are. My top ten books for the younger reader:
1. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
2. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
3. Animorphs by K.A. Applegate
4. Poppy by Avi
5. Redwall by Brian Jacques
6. Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
7. Beauty by Robin McKinley
8. Bunnicula by James Howe
9. Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
10. Matilda by Roald Dahl
Great choices! I've always adored books and it was a sturggle to get me to stop reading so I could get other things done. I adore Harry Potter and Matilda, I've read the books and watched the movies more times htan I can remember, Matilda especially when I was younger. Thank you!
Author Bio - M.L LeGette
Melissa Lee LeGette has been writing seriously since she was a teen. She loves an old world vibe with a magical twist, and she puts her full focus on creating believable characters--even if they happen to be a talking beer mug. Her books are targeted for children and teens, but have been enjoyed by adults of all ages.
She lives in Georgia where she helps run a family farm, so her nails are a fright.
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