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Title:
The hex witch of Seldom
Author:
Springer, Nancy.
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Publication Information:
New York : Firebird, 2002.

©1988
Physical Description:
276 pages ; 18 cm
Summary:
Bobbi, who has the Sight, discovers that her black horse Shane is actually a powerful archetype, one of the Circle of Twelve, that can bring out her own budding powers.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.7 11.0 63685.
ISBN:
9780142302200
Format :
Book

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The King, the Sorceress, the Trickster . . . they are members of the Circle of Twelve, primal human archetypes whose powers are manifest in us all. Most people never meet the Twelve, except in books and movies-but they exist. Those who have the Sight, like young Bobbi Yandro, can speak with them at will. Bobbi does not will-but her own budding powers are beyond her control. And when she becomes the mistress of Shane, a black mustang with eyes like blue fire, a horse who is more than a horse, events sweep her into the very hands of the Twelve. . .


Author Notes

Nancy Springer was born in Montclair, New Jersey on July 5, 1948. She received a degree in English literature from Gettysburg College in 1970. She has written about 40 books for children, young adults, and adults including the Sea King Trilogy, the Tales of Rowan Hood series, the Book of Isle Trilogy, and the Enola Holmes Mystery series. She has won numerous awards including the James Tiptree, Jr. Award, the Joan Fassler Memorial Book Award, and two Edgar Allen Poe Awards.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Child of a father killed in Vietnam and a mother confined to an insane asylum, 16-year-old Bobbi Yandro finds life changing dramatically when her grandfather brings home a black mustang stallion who turns out to be Shane, the Dark Rider, the hero in black-- at a time when an evil trickster with magic power grows stronger. [BKL F 1 88]