No Castles Here
Augie Boretski knows how to get by. If you’re a scrawny loser in the destitute city of Camden, New Jersey, you keep your head down, avoid the bullies, and try your best to be invisible. Augie used to be pretty good at that, but suddenly his life is changing.
When Augie escapes to Philadelphia dreaming of castles and promise, he becomes a thief and steals a magical book of fairy tales. For sixth grade, he is assigned the meanest, toughest teacher in school. His mom signs him up with a Big Brother he doesn’t want. And he discovers that even in his world, there might be such a thing as a fairy godmother.
Augie is eleven-and-a-half. This is his time for adventure. He hadn’t figured it would begin in a bookstore.
For ages 9 and up.