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What-the-Dickens

By Gregory Maguire

"Gregory Maguire does for the dark and stormy night what he did for witches in Wicked." — The New York Times Book Review

A terrible storm is raging, and Dinah is huddled by candlelight with her brother, sister, and cousin Gage, who is telling a very unusual tale. It’s the story of What-the-Dickens, a newly hatched orphan creature who finds he has an attraction to teeth, a crush on a cat named McCavity, and a penchant for getting into trouble. One day he happens upon a feisty girl skibberee working as an Agent of Change — trading coins for teeth — and learns of a dutiful tribe of tooth fairies to which he hopes to belong. As his tale unfolds, however, both What-the-Dickens and Dinah come to see that the world is both richer and far less sure than they ever imagined.

  • "Wicked -- the musical" is set to open in Melbourne in 2008.
  • A re-imaginng of the world of tooth fairies.

About the author

Gregory Maguire is the author of the incredibly popular books in the Wicked Years series, including Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, which inspired the musical. He is also the author of several books for children, including What-the-Dickens, a New York Times bestseller. Gregory Maguire lives outside Boston.

ISBN: 9780763629618
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: November 1, 2007
Dimensions: 158 x 196mm, 304pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $31.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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