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- DescriptionBenevento, a town in southern Italy, is famous for its witches, who are t broomstick-riding hags but a variety of supernatural beings. Among them are the Janara, who fly about on stormy nights performing mischief; the Clopper, an old witch who chases children through the streets of town; and the Manalonga, who hide in wells and under bridges and try to drag children down. Benevento is an ancient town; a Roman theatre is at the center, a castle fortress overlooks the town and the river, and farmland surrounds it. The stories in the Witches of Benevento series take place in the 1820s and feature five children, two of whom are twins. In each of the four books in the series, a different child will be the main character. Book 2: When Primo catches a fish in the river and finds a ring inside, he believes the ring will provide supernatural protection for him and his friends.
- Author BiographyWriter and artist John Bemelmans Marciano is the grandson of Ludwig Bemelmans. Johnhas continued his grandfather s legacy of the Madeline books with MADELINE AND THE OLD HOUSE INPARIS, MADELINE AT THE WHITE HOUSE, and MADELINE AND THE CATS OF ROME. He is the author of BEMELMANS: The Life and Art of Madeline s Creator, and of THE NINE LIVES OF ALEXANDER BADDENFIELD, illustrated by Sophie Blackall. John lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Andromache, and their daughter, Galatea. Sophie Blackallhas illustrated more than thirty books, including Finding Winnie, for which she won the Caldecott medal, andthe New York Times Best Illustratedbooks Big Red Lollipop and The Baby Tree, which she also wrote. Born in Australia, Sophie lives in Brooklyn with her children Olive and Edward. John and Sophie share studio space in Brooklyn, which makes it easy for them to collaborate.
- Author(s)John Bemelmans Marciano
- PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc
- Date of Publication14/04/2016
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintViking Juvenile
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight181 g
- Width122 mm
- Height172 mm
- Spine15 mm
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