Crime and Carpetbags (Wishes and Wellingtons) (Hardcover)
From award-winning author Julie Berry comes the second installment in the fantastically adventurous Wishes and Wellingtons series, in which our heroine, Maeve Merritt, embarks on a magic-powered and most dangerous quest to help her friends.
Now that Maeve Merritt has surrendered Mermeros, the djinni she found in a sardine can, she expects her life in London will be dull as dirt. But villains from Maeve's previous escapades are still searching for the djinni, now in the hands of Mr. Poindexter, the adoptive father of Maeve's friend Tommy. When Mr. Poindexter tries to use one of his wishes, he and Mermeros go missing—and without a guardian, Tom will be forced back to the orphanage.
With the help of magical flying carpetbags, Maeve, Tom, and their friend Alice soar off to find Mr. Poindexter and that rascal, Mermeros, before the djinni's fabled wishes fall into the wrong hands.
The perfect book for:
- Anyone looking for middle grade books
- Parents, teachers, or librarians looking for kids books ages 8 to 10
- Young fantasy readers Ages 8-11
- Empowering young girls
Julie Berry has written many acclaimed novels for children and young adults, including the New York Times Bestselling and award-winning Lovely War, Printz Honor winner The Passion of Dolssa, the Carnegie and Edgar shortlisted All the Truth That’s in Me, the Odyssey Honor winner The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place, and others. She holds degrees from Rensselaer and Vermont College. She lives in upstate New York, where she owns an independent bookstore called Author’s Note.
"[An] action-packed sequel... charming and witty Victorian adventure." — Booklist
"Fans of E. Nesbit and Edward Eager will find much to love... This action-packed sequel possesses strong voice and setting." — Kirkus Reviews