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Special Event for Gabriel Gale's Ages of Oz: A Fiery Friendship by Lisa Fiedler

  • Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse 1010 Foothill Boulevard La Cañada Flintridge, CA, 91011 United States (map)

Join Glinda on a Magical Quest in Search of “Truth Above All” (Middle Grade & for anyone who loves the Wizard of Oz)


Travel down the red brick road with Glinda, the world’s most iconic Good Witch, as she
embarks on a brave, illustrated adventure in this brand-new series from Gabriel
Gale and Lisa Fiedler.

Glinda’s peaceful life in Oz is shattered when her mother is imprisoned for practicing
forbidden Magic. As she is ripped from her home by a fearsome bounty hunter sent
by Aphidina, the Witch of the South, Glinda soon uncovers a startling truth: the Oz
she’s always known is not good and right—it’s a world governed by the wickedest
of the wicked, overrun with tyranny, corruption, and dark power.

And Glinda’s mother? She is actually a high-ranking member of a secret society whose mission is to overthrow the four Wicked Witches and set the stage for the return of the rightful ruler of Oz. With the help of a feisty, purple-haired girl named Locasta, a revolutionary New Yorker named Ben, and a mysterious girl named Shade, Glinda sets across the unforgiving landscape to rescue her mother. Armed with their individual gifts, these unlikely heroes mount an epic attack on Aphidina to free Glinda’s mother and
save the future of Oz from the Wickeds before it’s too late.

“An intricate world filled with excitement and magical creatures... A fast-paced series opener” says Kirkus Reviews.

“This updated take on the ‘Land of Oz’ stories will satisfy middle schoolers looking for an entertaining new fantasy series” says School Library Journal.

“An extraordinary amalgam of unique, lavish story-telling, vivid comprehension of Baum's original genius, and heartfelt homage to the real and genuine Oz” says John Fricke,
Emmy-winning Oz historian, author, and documentarian.

“The transformational messages embedded in AGES OF OZ mirror the social justice themes that flow through the original Oz books written by L. Frank Baum… young
readers receive encouragement to ‘think for yourself’ and through reason and courage, overcome the injustices of the world” says Sally Roesch Wagner, Ph.D. Executive Director, The Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation.

Author Lisa Fiedler has written over forty books for children and young adults including the Mouseheart trilogy. Her young adult novel Dating Hamlet: Ophelia's Story was named to the New York Public Library's List of Best Books for the Teen Age. Her middle grade novel, Bradley and the Billboard won both a Parent's Choice and a Children's Choice Award.

Enigmatic series creator Gabriel Gale boasts a lifetime of magical experiences
and a very close personal connection to the Land of Oz.