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Story Magic Trailer

Check out the new book trailer for Story Magic! This enchanting story will be out on October 27th. Preorder your copy now!

About Story Magic

Girls are forbidden to practice story magic. Only bad things happen when they do. Everyone knows this, but that doesn’t stop twelve-year-old Kaya A’Dor from learning the basics from her older brother Hob. The trick is to sense a listener, one of the magical beings that inhabit the world, and tell it a story. If the listener is pleased and likes the story, it will allow the storyteller to work magic.

Although Kaya knows the risks, she attempts a little story magic to impress Hob. When Hob is taken prisoner in Prima, the faraway capital city, Kaya is convinced it’s her fault, either because someone discovered what she was doing or because the bad luck found her.

Desperate to save her brother, Kaya will do anything to make it to Prima, including story magic. With each story she tells, her ability to wield magic grows—and she soon begins to wonder if her brother’s imprisonment was really her fault or something else entirely. Each story brings her one step closer to finding Hob and leaving behind everything she’s ever known.

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About the Author

Laurel Gale is the author of Dead Boy and Monster, Human, Other. She lives with her husband and their ferrets in Vancouver, Washington. You can visit Laurel online at or on Twitter at @laurel_gale.

Advanced Praise for Story Magic

“Gale quickly creates a fantastical world … maintains focus and ensures that the story is easy for young readers to follow. Recommended.”—School Library Journal

“Gale crafts a heartwarming tale around a courageous heroine and an unshakeable truth: Stories have a magic all their own and the people who tell them can change the world. Readers will love Kaya’s growth from an uncertain novice to a confident, caring storyteller and magician.” –Sarah McGuire, author of The Flight of Swans

“A highly imaginative, magical adventure, proving words have power and kindness matter.”—Lisa Schmid, author of Ollie Oxley and the Ghost: The Search for Lost Gold

“Laurel Gale’s Story Magic serves as a compelling tribute to the power of stories. The magic of the oral tradition is woven through every step of Kaya’s gripping journey, a powerful reminder that not all stories are found in books, and that there is real magic in the connection between teller and listener.”—Tara Gilboy, author of Unwritten and Rewritten

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