- 2 of 3 copies available at Kenton County.
1 current hold with 3 total copies.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Covington Branch||J URSU A (Text)||33126020894949||JFiction Paperback||Available||-|
|Erlanger Branch||J URSU A (Text)||33126017529847||JFiction||Available||-|
|Wm. E. Durr Branch||J URSU A (Text)||33126017529839||JFiction||Checked out||04/15/2021|
- ISBN: 9780062015068
- ISBN: 0062015052 (trade bdg.)
- ISBN: 9780062015051 (trade bdg.)
312 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Walden Pond Press, 2011.
|Summary, etc.:||"Hazel and Jack are best friends until an accident with a magical mirror and a run-in with a villainous queen find Hazel on her own, entering an enchanted wood in the hopes of saving Jack's life" -- Provided by publisher.|
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