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Wiley, Melissa.

New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2012

IL 3-6, RL 6.0

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Louisa Brody is beside herself  when her Pa is accused of stealing from their neighbors, the Smirches. To make matters worse, she has to stay with them while her father is locked up in jail thirty miles away.    Life with the Smirches is awful, but Louisa finds a friend in Jessamine, the Smirches's orphaned niece.   Jessamine is lively and full of stories.  Jessamine claims to have seen a wee person – a brownie. Louisa doesn't believe her-until she comes face to face with the little man herself.  Though he seems cranky he has a good heart.  Can this cranky Brownie help solve the mystery of the stolen goods and help free Louisa’s Pa from jail?   Read The Prairie Thief and find out.  (Booktalk written by Lorreen Keating- GSF Committee/North Hampton Public Library)

SUBJECTS:     Magic -- Fiction.

Prairies -- Fiction.


Fantasy fiction.

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