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The Gift

By James Patterson, Ned Rust (Trade Paperback, 2011)
Ever since Whit and Wisty Allgood were cruelly torn from their home and family in the middle of the night, the soldiers of a brutal totalitarian government have relentlessly tried to capture and execute them for "collusion, conspiracy, and experimentation with the dark and foul arts." But this increasingly skilled witch and wizard have boldly spearheaded the fight against the wicked regime of the New Order and its systematic destruction of music, art, books, and imagination. Now the villainous leader of the New Order is just a breath away from the ability to control the forces of nature and to manipulate his citizens on the most profound level imaginable--through their minds. There is only one more thing he needs to triumph in his evil quest: the Gifts of Whit and Wisty Allgood. And he will stop at nothing to seize them.

In this second installment of James Patterson's epic Witch & Wizard series, Whit and Wisty's heart-pounding adventures through the Overworld and Shadowland lead to a jaw-dropping climax and conclusion.

Ever since Whit and Wisty Allgood were cruelly torn from their home and family in the middle of the night, the soldiers of a brutal totalitarian government have relentlessly tried to capture and execute them for "collusion, conspiracy, and experimentation with the dark and foul arts." But this increasingly skilled witch and wizard have boldly spearheaded the fight against the wicked regime of the New Order and its systematic destruction of music, art, books, and imagination. Now the villainous leader of the New Order is just a breath away from the ability to control the forces of nature and to manipulate his citizens on the most profound level imaginable--through their minds. There is only one more thing he needs to triumph in his evil quest: the Gifts of Whit and Wisty Allgood. And he will stop at nothing to seize them.

In this second installment of James Patterson's epic Witch & Wizard series, Whit and Wisty's heart-pounding adventures through the Overworld and Shadowland lead to a jaw-dropping climax and conclusion.

JAMES PATTERSON was selected by teens across America as the Children's Choice Book Awards Author of the Year in 2010. He is the internationally bestselling author of the highly praised Maximum Ride novels, the Witch & Wizard series (which was nominated for the 2011 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards), the Daniel X series, Med Head, and the detective series featuring Alex Cross and the Women's Murder Club. His books have sold more than 205 million copies worldwide, making him one of the bestselling authors of all time. He lives in Florida.

Ned Rust lives in Croton, NY, with his family. He has also collaborated with James Patterson on Daniel X: Watch the Skies and Witch & Wizard: The Gift.

  • "Patterson and Rust send a very powerful message to children to believe in themselves, each other, and their own special talents. The allusions to books, artists, and music are an added bonus. The topics of children vs. adults, violence, magic, music, and romance make this an edgy novel sure to please many readers . . . boys and girls alike." (VOYA).

  • "The action is relentless and there are too many close calls to count in this supernatural suspense thriller. Patterson's trademark mastery of gruesome and terrifying imagery makes this... tale come alive... as readers are whisked at breakneck speed." (School Library Journal).

  • Praise for Witch & Wizard:
    "Young Patterson fans will be thrilled to jump into this new adventure." (VOYA).

  • "Fast-paced... suspenseful." (Children's Literature).

  • Raves for the MAXIMUM RIDE series:
    #1 New York Times Bestseller
    Publishers Weekly Bestseller
    ALA Quick Pick
    KLIATT Editor's Choice
    VOYA Editor's Choice
    Book Sense Children's Pick
    An American Library Association 2005 "Teens Top Ten" Pick

Product Details

The Gift
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $9.99 US/$10.99 CAN
  • Pages: 400
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316038355
  • On Sale Date: 10/25/2011
The Gift