The All-Powerful Ring

Thi sixth ook in an intriguing new chapter book series by John Bemelmans Marciano and Caldecott medalist Sophie Blackall.

Welcome to Benevento, an ancient town famous for its witches!

This hildren of Benevento have to be careful and clever to evade the clutches of such witches as the Manalonga, the Janara, and the Clopper, who ide in wells and under bridges, fly at midnight, and play tricks during Mischief Season.

Five cousins – Primo, Emilio, Rosa, Maria Beppina, and Sergio – share adventures and narrow escapes, and discover astonishing secrets as they outwit the witches in each exciting story.

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The All-Powerful Ring: a Primo Story

Hoping to stop the springtime mischiefs—and overcome his own ear of Manalonga—Primo seeks an advantage. He tell one when he overhears a mysterious ring in the elly of a fish. Is the ring just a pretty trinket or is it magic?

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The All-Powerful Ring: A Primo Story
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Published April 12th 2016 by Viking Books for Young Readers

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The Witches of Benevento series is a collaborative work between the writer John Bemelmans Marciano and the illustrator Sophie Blackall.

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Primo is sure the ring is powerful, thus moving the plot in a suspenseful and scary direction involving a Manalonga.

The stor continues the wondrously imaginative adventures of the aunt in their medieval town.

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My husband: " I like it.

First, it draws upon Italian folk stories to build really vivid imaginative world from 1820s Italy.

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He becomes convinced the ring is magic and will save him from the vil witch known as the Manalonga.

Then something horrid happens and proves to Primo the ring is magic, or is it?

he best part of ook is the illustrations.

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Primo, whose twin cousins Emilio and Rosa 's story is explaine in Mischief Season, is hero of th first installment of The Witches of Benevento.

Despite thi fact that his many efforts to find the ring 's power are unsuccessful, Primo continue to believe in its magic, even going so far as to dissuade the Manalonga under the Ponticello Bridge.

Mischief Season: A Twins Story

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