House of Elephants (Witchlings 3) (Hardcover)

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From New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Claribel A. Ortega: The third book in the spellbinding Witchlings series!

It's been months since the end of the Golden Frog Games, and a cure for the hex that turned young witches to stone still hasn't been found. Seven and Thorn want nothing more than to find a way to heal their friends, but everything they try ends in failure.

When the Black Moon Ceremony arrives earlier than expected, Seven and Thorn take it as a chance to welcome any new Spares into their coven. But rather than welcoming a few Spares like they thought, all the witchlings in the ceremony are chosen to enter the Spare coven!

The new Spares are met with anger from the Hill Society. They create more unfair laws that ban Spares from using magic and being equals in Twelve Towns society! On top of all that, Spares start disappearing. And no one seems to care.

As Seven and Thorn struggle to find a cure for the stone hex and to stop the Twelve Town’s unfair treatment of Spares once and for all, they discover a piece of hidden history that will change everything—if they can get anyone to listen to them.

About the Author

Claribel A. Ortega, New York Times bestselling author of Ghost Squad and the Witchlings series, and Pura Belpre and Eisner Award-winning author of the graphic novel Frizzy, is a former reporter who writes middle grade and young adult fantasy inspired by her Dominican heritage. When she's not busy turning her obsession with eighties pop culture, magic, and video games into books, she's co-hosting her podcast Bad Author Book Club and coaching authors on how to navigate publishing. Claribel has been featured on BuzzFeed, NPR, Good Morning America, and Deadline. You can find her on social media at @Claribel_Ortega and on her website at

Praise For…

Praise for The Golden Frog Games:

Instant New York Times Bestseller!

Indie Bestseller

"Sharply insightful about the epidemic of hate against minority groups, Ortega invites readers to ponder the true definition of monstrosity as she puts her beloved trio through more challenges in this fast-paced and emotionally charged adventure. Cheeky and moving by turns; an adventure for a new generation." -- Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Witchlings:

Instant New York Times Bestseller!

#1 Indie Bestseller

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

A Kids' Indie Next List Selection

A B&N Most Anticipated Book

"Enchanting. Ortega's inventive story has a cozy, lived-in feel and a mystery that will keep kids guessing." -- Entertainment Weekly

"Magic, friendship, and humor-an enchanting read." -- Kwame Mbalia, New York Times bestselling author of the Tristan Strong series

"Inventive. Magical. Enchanting. An absolutely charming tale with its heart rooted in the friendships we make and keep." -- J.C. Cervantes, bestselling author of The Storm Runner series

"A gorgeous tale of determination and magic." -- Booklist

"Energetic and intelligent; invites readers to question their assumptions and the status quo." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Centering three resourceful, sympathetic protagonists and considering issues of exploitation and privilege, Witchlings interweaves Spanish phrases, contemporary elements, and well-grounded magical worldbuilding." -- Publishers Weekly

"A magic-filled quest of friendship and power." -- School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781338853841
ISBN-10: 1338853848
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: October 1st, 2024
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Witchlings