Just Released! Book #2 of the series... Magdalena Gottschalk: The Slippery Slope
“Magdalena, do you know where you are?” asked Cody. He wanted to get a sense of how injured she may be, knowing she had fallen down the slippery slope.
“No! I fell off a cliff, was chased by a three-headed werewolf, and woke up in this dungeon room with a huge lump on my head. Where am I?” cried Magdalena.
The rest of MALB, on the other side of the door, stood frozen in fear.
“Did you say a three-headed werewolf? Not like, three separate werewolves?” whispered Greta.
“Yes! It was one werewolf with three heads!” answered Magdalena. “I’ve never seen anything so hideous in my life!”
“Oh, my, God. I’m done. Toast. I am toast now, guys. I can’t do this. Nope. Not me,” demanded Hubert.
~ from Magdalena Gottschalk: The Slippery Slope
Magdalena Gottschalk: The Crooked Trail
2017 Winner of the New York City Big Book Awards in Juvenile Fiction:
Book #1 of the Magdalena Gottschalk series...
M. Gail Grant has a charming style with sweet descriptions, often using old-fashioned phrases and language that perfectly fits the personalities of the children and the quaintness of the town. This is a town that seems idealistic on the surface with a nosy neighbor, hardworking farmers, and a baker that found his calling at a young age. But Grant crafts a darker and sinister underbelly to the town in a secret that the townspeople have banded together to keep hidden. This is the mystery the children strive to solve in an adventure that often reminds me of the classic mysteries of Nancy Drew or The Hardy Boys, except with demons and magic. Magdalena Gottschalk is a tale of adventure and friendship, courage and heroism, a coming of age story perfect for young adults. The delightful world and wonder of adventure will appeal to all ages.
**** Reviewed by Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite