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Ages: 13 and up

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Grade: 7-up

Guided Reading Level: Z

Rough Magic

by: Caryl Cude Mullin
Out in the midst of the ocean, rising out of the rough seas, lies a mysterious island...

It has seen visitors over the years, and has learned to fear them. Humans have done nothing but take, stealing the island’s magic and enslaving its spirits.

Caliban, born to a great sorceress who was marooned on the island’s shores, grew up half-wild with its creatures. Having escaped the island to live amongst kingdoms and courtiers for many years, he now finds himself returning with his young charge Chiara, a girl who has a power within her that no one suspected. Once back on the island they are joined by Calypso, a magical young woman with ties to them all.

Inspired by The Tempest, Shakespeare's famous play of love, loyalty, and magic, it is the island and its power that draws them all back. But this time the dragon who lives at the bottom of the sea has been awakened and must be satisfied. It will be up to the humans to strike a balance between their power and the natural world.


WINNER of the 2010 Quebec Writers' Federation Literary Awards, Children's and Young Adult category!


"With so many strong women running about and employing dark arts, Rough Magic reads more like The Mists of Avalon than Shakespeare ...Mullin’s environmental message of hope and restoration is an enthralling take on the Bard." - Booklist


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Grade: 7-up

Guided Reading Level: Z

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