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The Golden Frog Games (Witchlings 2) (Paperback)

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Get ready for more magic, mayhem, and monstruos! From Claribel A. Ortega, author of Frizzy and Ghost Squad, comes the sequel to the instant New York Times bestselling and #1 Indie bestselling Witchlings.

Seven Salazar has a terrible secret.

It’s time for the Twelve Towns’ legendary magical tournament—the Golden Frog Games! With Ravenskill hosting this year’s games, all eyes are on the now-famous Witchling Spares: Seven Salazar, Valley Pepperhorn, and Thorn Laroux. Thorn is ready to compete as a fashion champion—until a forbidden hex is used to turn her teammate to stone.

Suspicion quickly falls on Thorn and her friends. But as the Witchlings attempt to unravel the mystery, and more witches fall victim to the stone hex, they start to realize that Thorn may be the hexer’s true target.

Can Seven find out who is stonifying the champions . . . before Thorn becomes the next victim?

This is the magical and unmissable sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel Witchlings.

About the Author

Claribel A. Ortega, New York Times bestselling author of Ghost Squad and the Witchlings series, and Pura Belpre and Eisner Award-winning author of the graphic novel Frizzy, is a former reporter who writes middle grade and young adult fantasy inspired by her Dominican heritage. When she's not busy turning her obsession with eighties pop culture, magic, and video games into books, she's co-hosting her podcast Bad Author Book Club and coaching authors on how to navigate publishing. Claribel has been featured on BuzzFeed, NPR, Good Morning America, and Deadline. You can find her on social media at @Claribel_Ortega and on her website at

Praise For…

Praise for The Golden Frog Games:

Instant New York Times Bestseller!

Indie Bestseller

"Sharply insightful about the epidemic of hate against minority groups, Ortega invites readers to ponder the true definition of monstrosity as she puts her beloved trio through more challenges in this fast-paced and emotionally charged adventure. Cheeky and moving by turns; an adventure for a new generation." -- Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Witchlings:

Instant New York Times Bestseller!

#1 Indie Bestseller

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

A Kids' Indie Next List Selection

A B&N Most Anticipated Book

"Enchanting. Ortega's inventive story has a cozy, lived-in feel and a mystery that will keep kids guessing." -- Entertainment Weekly

"Magic, friendship, and humor-an enchanting read." -- Kwame Mbalia, New York Times bestselling author of the Tristan Strong series

"Inventive. Magical. Enchanting. An absolutely charming tale with its heart rooted in the friendships we make and keep." -- J.C. Cervantes, bestselling author of The Storm Runner series

"A gorgeous tale of determination and magic." -- Booklist

"Energetic and intelligent; invites readers to question their assumptions and the status quo." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Centering three resourceful, sympathetic protagonists and considering issues of exploitation and privilege, Witchlings interweaves Spanish phrases, contemporary elements, and well-grounded magical worldbuilding." -- Publishers Weekly

"A magic-filled quest of friendship and power." -- School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781338745801
ISBN-10: 1338745808
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Publication Date: August 6th, 2024
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Witchlings