Welcome to Scotland, where magic runs through the land like the stripes in the colorful Scottish tartans. Everyone and everything here, it seems, has some wizardry--old folks at rest homes, dusty old card games, even cowardly dogs. The only ones without magic are American twins Jennifer and Peter, and they're the ones who need it most.
""Yolen's engaging fantasy is reminiscent of Susan Cooper's The Boggart in tone and style. . . . The action never flags, making this a sure bet for fantasy and adventure fans.""--Booklist
""Once again, this master storyteller weaves humor, intelligence, and life lessons into a beautifully crafted yarn.""--SF Site (www.sfsite.com)