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The 1st e-book in a thrilling new bankruptcy e-book sequence by way of John Bemelmans Marciano and Caldecott medalist Sophie Blackall

Welcome to Benevento, an old city well-known for its witches!

The young children of Benevento need to be careful and smart to avert the clutches of such witches because the Manalonga, the Janara, and the Clopper, who cover in wells and below bridges, fly in the dark, and play tips in the course of Mischief Season.

Five cousins – Primo, Emilio, Rosa, Maria Beppina, and Sergio – proportion adventures and slim escapes, and notice striking secrets and techniques as they outwit the witches in each one intriguing story.
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The Janara are messing with Rosa due to her excuses! ” Primo tells Sergio and Maria Beppina after they arrive. “Isn’t that the funniest factor you ever heard? ” Rosa is so mad she punches Primo within the arm. “Don’t get mad at me! ” Primo says. “Get mad on the Janara. ” “I am mad on the Janara,” Rosa says, shaking her fist within the air. “If that they had the heart to come back out in the course of the day, I’d express them a few actual mischiefs! ” “Can’t you place a bag of salt within the barn such as you did on your bed room? ” Maria Beppina asks. “That basically works inside,” Emilio says. “It’s a rule. ” “Sometimes i feel my mother is a Janara,” Sergio says. “She is so suggest. ” “But Janara aren’t often mean,” Emilio says. “You need to do anything to lead them to mad. ” “I ask yourself who your Janara is,” Maria Beppina says. “In genuine lifestyles, I suggest. ” “We simply need to work out who quite doesn’t like Rosa,” Sergio says. “That may be anyone! ” Primo says, and Rosa slugs him within the arm back. “Look, none of this can be going to help,” Emilio says. “We need to consult somebody who is aware approximately Janara. ” everybody shudders, simply because they comprehend precisely who Emilio skill: Zia Pia. four ZIA PIA the house of Zia Pia lies within the partitions of the Theater, and to get there, you need to outrun that loopy previous witch, the Clopper. (They name her that as a result of her one wood clog that is going clop clop clop. ) For Rosa, it is a snap. She’s the quickest child round, a undeniable fact that drives Primo nuts. To make him much more nuts, Rosa shall we Primo get correct up subsequent to her, or even a tiny bit forward. on the final minute, she activates the rate and leaves him in her dirt. She nearly feels undesirable approximately it. nearly. Emilio and Sergio stick with, with Maria Beppina coming in last—always final. all of them breathe difficult from the run. a bit more durable than ordinary, as a result of what's looming sooner than them: the lengthy staircase that results in the parlor of Zia Pia, fortune-teller and spell-maker. “Are we yes we should always do that? ” Sergio says. not one of the young children has ever been inside Zia Pia’s condominium, yet all of them have an aunt or uncle who has paid her to take off the evil eye, or consult a useless relative, or discover a piece of misplaced jewellery. The Twins’ momma simply went to her for a potion that might make her cease throwing up from pregnancy. “Zia Pia will certainly comprehend what to do,” Rosa says. “I pay attention she’s a true Janara. ” “She can’t be a Janara,” Emilio says. “Janara by no means inform someone who they're. ” “She didn’t say she was once. other folks do. ” “Go again! return! ” the youngsters pay attention a spooky voice. “Go again when you nonetheless can! ” the youngsters flip to work out Amerigo Pegleg, sitting open air his one-room house below the steps, leaning on his cane and grinning at having scared them. “Don’t be scared of that outdated pirate! ” Primo says, and costs up the stairs. Emilio and Maria Beppina commence slowly strolling up, yet no longer Sergio. “Y’know, i feel I listen Bis-Bis ringing his bell,” Sergio says, touching on the ghost who lives upstairs from him. Sergio has to do no matter what his ancestor spirit asks, yet he additionally makes use of Bis-Bis as an all-purpose excuse.

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