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Mirror and the Bobcat, by Cat Ritchie

A five-inch-tall fairy. An unexpected bobcat. Powers that rival the Fairy Queen.

Mirror is a young fairy seer, able to see spirits and distant or future events from an early age, but her hidden past is creeping into her present in ways that threaten her future.

Mirror adopts an orphaned bobcat she names Ember. When Ember is threatened, Mirror saves the cat, using powers she didn’t know she had. Her new powers create challenges for Mirror, and she is ordered to submit to a formal hearing by the Royal Court of Fairy Land to determine Mirror’s future. With the support of her closest friends Bosco and Mica, Mirror is determined to face the Court’s challenge. If she fails, she may lose her home. Again.

Mirror and the Bobcat follows in the footsteps of Bosco and the Bees, a middle-grade fantasy novel that was given a starred review by Kirkus Reviews. With many of the same, beloved characters, and set in Somewhere, a fairy community hidden in the natural beauty and grandeur of the Rocky mountains, these Somewhere Stories are easygoing, refreshing adventures that young readers will treasure. Mirror’s story is filled with friendship, determination, humor, and the meaning of “home”.

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