Looking for two books for kids
April 12, 2006 12:37 PM Subscribe
I am trying to remember the titles and authors of two possibly linked young adult novels.
posted by interrobang to Media & Arts (10 answers total)
The first one—of which I think the second is a sequel—is about a kid and a dog who go into a bakery. There is a kindly old lady behind the counter who turns out to be wearing a false chin. She takes off the chin and reveals herself to be an evil wizard with whom the kid had (possibly in another novel?) previously tangled. The wizard has stars on his cloak. As the old lady, he has his hair in a bun.
The book ends with something involving pie.
I think the second novel I'm looking for is by the same author, but I may be confused because both books involve fog (?).
In the second novel, a kid in a small town is... tending to chickens? Then a show comes to town—on a foggy night—and the kid sneaks into the theater and discovers that the performer is some sort of charlatan. I think there is something about a coffin or coffin nails in there.
The second novel is quite spooky, and the first is a little spooky. The first novel is probably for a slightly younger audience than the second, and had more illustrations, but it was not a picture book.
Does anyone recognize either or both of these two books?