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A Flicker of Courage

(2020)
(The first book in the True Tales of Triumph and Disaster series)
A novel by

 
 
Printz Award Honoree and National Book Award finalist Deb Caletti debuts in middle grade with a tongue-in-cheek hero's journey set in a town full of magic, mayhem, lighthouses...and evil.

The story takes place in a world much like ours, but at the same time not at all like ours, in which Vlad Luxor - capricious, vain, infantile tyrant - rules over a town with an iron fist. He's an emperor with no clothes, but woe is the person who points that out - they could wind up turned into a squirrel or lizard or who knows what! For in this world, the evil leader also has magic, which he uses to punish anyone who speaks out against him.

But in every classic tale with a despicable villain, there must also be a truly noble hero - in this case, four of them! Henry, Apollo, Pirate Girl, and JoJo must be their most brave and clever to break the spell Vlad Luxor has cast on Apollo's brother, Rocco. For we can't have Rocco remain a naked lizard for the rest of his life, now can we?

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

January 2020 : Hardback
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Title: A Flicker of Courage
Author(s): Deb Caletti
ISBN: 1-984813-05-6 / 978-1-984813-05-3
Publisher: Putnam
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Audio Editions

January 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Flicker of Courage: True Tales of Triumph and Disaster, Book 1
Author(s): Deb Caletti
Publisher: Listening Library
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January 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Flicker of Courage: True Tales of Triumph and Disaster, Book 1
Author(s): Deb Caletti
Publisher: Listening Library
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January 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Flicker of Courage: True Tales of Triumph and Disaster, Book 1
Author(s): Deb Caletti
Publisher: Listening Library
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Kindle Editions

January 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Flicker of Courage (Tales of Triumph and Disaster! Book 1)
Author(s): Deb Caletti
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
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