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Liesl & Po
Audience: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
Liesl is trapped in an attic, locked away by her evil stepmother while her beloved father sickens and dies. One night, a ghost named Po appears at her bedside. Across town, a mistreated alchemist's apprentice named Will is too tired to notice that he has accidentally switched the box with the most powerful magic ever created with the box containing the ashes of Liesl's father. Po the ghost sees Liesl's father on the other side, and he is lost, looking for the old house with the willow tree where he lived with Liesl and her mother. When Liesl hears this, she is determined to help her father's spirit find peace, so she breaks out of the attic, steals the box that she thinks contains the ashes of her father, and starts out to find the old house of her childhood. She crosses paths with Will, and together with the help of Po, they attempt to escape the city. Chasing them are Liesl's bloodthirsty stepmother, the furious old Alchemist and the frightening Lady Premier. Will they make it to the old house with the willow tree before they are captured and locked up--or worse? Will the sun finally shine again? This magical tale of friendship is thrilling, spooky and heartwarming.
Date read: 2/1/2013
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