The Blue Ruby was gone! Stolen! All because the banish-bandit spell had not been renewed. Such a catastrope called for a secret meeting in the little room in the tower; for the Ruby gave the thieves, Uncle King Dimly and Mad Mac, the power to turn all the Witches and Wizards into weathervanes, toads, and park benches. Barred from the meeting by the Big Witch, Dorrie and her cat Gink were suddenly locked out of the house and caught in a storm. The little witch's search for shelter will hold young readers spellbound as they follow her delightfully spooky adventures, including a ghostly but merry chase through a haunted house and the dark, eerie woods.
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Patricia Coombs Born July 23, 1926, Los Angeles, CA. Attended private schools in St Louis, MO, high school in Daytona Beach FL, followed by DePauw University, Michigan State, and the University of Washington where she attained a B.A. and M.A. in English Literature. Her poetry was published in various literary magazines. The first children's story, "Dorrie's Magic" was published in 1962. It was inspired by and written for her two daughters, as were the following twenty-eight books. They were published in Great Britain, Germany and Japan. The final book in the series, "Dorrie and the Haunted Schoolhouse", was published by Clarion in 1992.
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Book Description Puffin, 1982. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140319883