Think of it like Little House on the Prairie meets Harry Potter. It is actually the first book in the Frontier Magic Series which follows Eff (born a thirteenth child) and her family that lives in a frontier town. The local settlers may have chosen a poor location for their town though as it is close to the magical divide which separates humans from supernatural beasts.
There are tons of frontier crafts to make this story come alive while you read it:
- Make your own hand dipped candles!
- All you need is is a tall, skinny tin can, an old saucepan (one you don’t mind getting messy because wax can be very hard to clean up), a big chunk of wax, 15-inch lengths of candle wick, and small, straight sticks about 12 inches long.
- Punched tin can lanterns!
- Really cool small lanterns that cast pretty light patterns wherever you put it! Roll up your sleeves and prepare for a little elbow grease since you will need a hammer and nails.