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Emma and the Silk Thieves
Once again safe at home, Emma clings to the comfort of family and tries to put the fright of the Banderwigh behind her—but deeds, even good ones, often have consequences.
With a new reality of spirits and magic open to her, Emma feels a strong connection to Widowswood. She means to make good on her promise to the Spider Queen, bringing a monthly supply of silk in trade so humans cease their trespass upon the forest.
A guild of thieves infiltrates the quiet town, lured by the incredible value of spidersilk flowing so freely from the forest. At first, they don’t believe the source is a ten-year-old girl, but once they learn, they’ll do anything to control her.
Stuck between protecting her family or protecting her forest, Emma draws courage from her grandmother’s stories and makes a choice—that could cost her life.
My Review of Emma and the Silk Thieves
Emma and the Silk Thieves is the follow up to Emma and the Banderwigh. You can see by my review of Emma and the Banderwigh that I loved it. When I finished the first book, I emailed the author asking him to let me know when the next book was available. These books are so magical and filled with such descriptive language that you’ll feel as if you’ve traveled to another world and another time.
In the first book, Emma found that she belongs to a magical family, and she also has magical powers. She had to make a deal with some enormous, frightening spiders in the last book, so they would leave her town alone. Her deal puts her in a lot of danger from thieves who want the spider silk since it’s very valuable.
Once again, your middle grade readers will be enthralled with Emma and her magical family. The way that the author brings the story to life makes this book enjoyable for readers of all ages. I really think that if you have a reluctant reader, this would be a fun book to read with them. Be sure you start with book one because you won’t know what is going on otherwise!