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Cecelia and Kate, Book 1: Sorcery & Cecelia: or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot
Cecelia and Kate Series Book #1 of 3
Authors: Caroline Stevermer, Patricia C. Wrede

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Published on May 1, 1988
Age Group: 12 - 17 years
Reading Level: AR: 6.7 (13.0 Points, Quiz #69122)
GLE: 6.9
Lexile® measure: 720L

Summary:
In 1817 in England, two young cousins, Cecilia living in the country and Kate in London, write letters to keep each other informed of their exploits, which take a sinister turn when they find themselves confronted by evil wizards.

Excerpt/First Sentence(s):
8 April 1817
Rushton Manor, Essex

Dearest Kate,

It is dreadfully flat here since you have been gone, and it only makes it worse to imagine all the things I shall be missing. I wish Aunt Elizabeth were not so set against my having a Season this year. She is still annoyed about the incident with the goat, and says that to let the pair of us loose on London would ruin us both for good, and spoil Georgy's chances into the bargain. I think this is quite unjust, but there is no persuading her. (I believe the fact that she would have been obliged to share a house with Aunt Charlotte, should she and I have come to London this year, may have contributed to her decision.) So I rely on you, dearest cousin, to write and tell me everything! If I am not to be allowed to enjoy a Season of my own, I can at least take a vicarious delight in your and Georgina's triumph! I am quite convinced you will take London by storm.

Not that we are without amusement in Essex; quite the contrary! Aunt Elizabeth and I called at the vicarage yesterday and spent a stimulating afternoon listening to the Reverend Fitzwilliam discoursing on the Vanities of Society and the Emptiness of Worldly Pleasures. Aunt Elizabeth hung on every word, and we are to return and take tea on Thursday. I am determined to have the headache Thursday, if I have to hit myself with a rock to do it.

Publisher Description:
A great deal is happening in London this season.

For starters, there's the witch who tried to poison Kate at Sir Hilary's induction into the Royal College of Wizards. (Since when does hot chocolate burn a hole straight through one's dress?!)

Then there's Dorothea. Is it a spell that's made her the toast of the town - or could it possibly have something to do with the charm-bag under Oliver's bed?

And speaking of Oliver, just how long can Cecelia and Kate make excuses for him? Ever since he was turned into a tree, he hasn't bothered to tell anyone where he is!

The girls might think it all a magical nightmare . . . if only they weren't having so much fun.

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