The Wrong Side of Magic: Keyholders #4
Debbie Dadey & Marcia Thornton Jones
Starscape, 2009 (2009)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
he Wrong Side of Magic
Inside the Magic
This Side of Magic
The Other Side of Magic
as the fourth in the Keyholders chapter book series. Keyholders must protect other
by ensuring that '
magic stays out of our world.
est friends Luke and Penny - as well as bossy Natalie - live in Morgantown on the edge of dark woods. In the first episode, old Mr. Leery and his talking cat Mo informed the trio they were
, each with a link to the magical world - small dragon Dracula for Luke, unicorn Kirin for Penny, Buttercup the rat for Natalie. In the second episode the Queen of Boggarts' hobgoblins kidnapped Mr. Leery. In the third adventure, the Keyholders rescued their mentor from the Cave of the Winds, infuriating the Boggart Queen.
The Wrong Side of Magic
opens, the Keyholders are kept busy mending breaks in the border while Mr. Leery recovers (helped by Penny's grandma and her soups). Unfortunately changelings sneaks through, replace teachers and other adults, and start making unpleasant changes all over Morgantown. The Keyholders must break the spell and '
rescue the kidnapped people from the Shadow Realm
'. Along the way they work on a wormy science project, and Natalie makes her teachers laugh, though not in the way she had planned!
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