The Language of Spells,  Book

The Language of Spells

Illustrated by Katie


Grisha is a dragon in a world that's forgotten how to see him.

Maggie is a precocious child who thinks she's perfectly ordinary.

They're an unlikely duo-but magic often makes unlikely friendships. And magic has chosen Grisha and Maggie to solve the darkest mystery in Vienna.

Decades ago, when World War II broke out, someone decided that there were too many dragons.

As Grisha and Maggie navigate the inner bureaucracies of the Department of Extinct Exotics, negotiate with talking cats, and evade a dangerous magician, the two friends ask the question everyone's forgotten: Where have the missing dragons gone? And is there a way to save them? At once richly magical and tragically historical, The Language of Spells is an adventure about remembering old stories, forging new ones, and the transformative power of friendship.


  • Format:
  • Pages: 256 pages, 25 black and white chapter opener illustrations
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • Publication Date:
  • ISBN: 9781452159584



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