Tumble & Blue

Tumble & Blue

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Circus Mirandus comes the magic-infused story of a golden gator, two cursed kids, and how they take their destinies into their own hands.

When the red moon rises over the heart of the Okefenokee swamp, legend says that the mysterious golden gator Munch will grant good luck to the poor soul foolish enough to face him.

But in 1817, when TWO fools reach him at the same time, the night’s fate is split. With disastrous consequences for both . . . and their descendants. Half of the descendants have great fates, and the other half have terrible ones.

Now, Tumble Wilson and Blue Montgomery are determined to fix their ancestors’ mistakes and banish the bad luck that’s followed them around for all of their lives. They’re going to face Munch the gator themselves, and they’re going to reclaim their destinies.

But what if the legend of Munch is nothing but a legend, after all?

Full of friendship, family, and the everyday magic and adventure that readers of Savvy and A Snicker of Magic love, Cassie Beasley’s newest middle grade book is another crowd-pleasing heart-warmer—perfect for reading by yourself, or sharing with someone you love.

Baker & Taylor
Two descendants of a cursed family whose hapless encounter with a golden swamp gator centuries earlier has consigned them to lives of hopeless bad luck attempt to reclaim their rightful destinies on a quest that forces them to consider if the story is pure legend. By the award-winning author of Circus Mirandus. Simultaneous eBook.

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In order for Tumble Wilson and Blue Montgomery to fix their ancestors' mistakes and banish the bad luck that has followed them around for all of their lives, they must face Munch, the mysterious golden alligator who cast the curse centuries ago.

Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780525428442
0525428445
9780147515551
Branch Call Number: J FICTION BEASL...C
Characteristics: 390 pages ; 19 cm
Alternative Title: Tumble and Blue

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When the red moon rises over the heart of the Okefenokee swamp, legend says that the mysterious golden gator Munch will grant good luck to the poor soul foolish enough to face him. But in 1817, when TWO fools reach him at the same time, the night’s fate is split. With disastrous consequences for ... Read More »

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JCLChrisK Jun 19, 2018

Wonderfully drawn characters who are learning about love, friendship, and family. Just a hint of magic, menace, and quirkiness. Entirely engaging.

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Apr 09, 2018

This was a very good story about friendship, fate, and trying our best. It was very interesting and I loved the way it was written and overall the entire story!
If you didn't know this, Cassie Beasley is also the author of "Circus Mirandus".

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readingfairy thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 13

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Apr 09, 2018

Blue grasped her hand with fingers that felt so clumsy he might as well have been wearing mittens.
"You're normal," he said weakly.
Tumble pistoned his hand up and down. "I prefer," she said, "to think of myself as potentially extraordinary."
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