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Tidemagic: The Many Faces of Ista Flit

Tidemagic: The Many Faces of Ista Flit


Tidemagic: The Many Faces of Ista Flit

About the Book

Magic, mystery, and monsters abound in this series opener about a girl with the rare magical ability to look like anyone she's ever seen.

In misty Shelwich, magic rises and falls with the tides, everyone is born with a magical gift, and people have started to . . . disappear.

Rumor has it they are snatched by monsters, but Ista Flit doesn't want to believe it. Not when her own father is missing. As she scours the city, searching for clues, a notorious thief finds her. Ista has a rare talent: she's a face-changer, able to take on the appearance of anyone she's seen, and Alexo could use a girl with her skill. Ista could use Alexo's help in her search--if only she could trust him.

As more people disappear from the city, Ista finds unexpected allies in Nat and Ruby, each searching for their own missing loved ones. These three determined kids will need to use all the Tidemagic they can summon, infiltrate the city's highest elite circles, and dive into its lowest caverns, in order to find how thieves, monsters, and the missing are all connected.

Product Details

On sale: May 14, 2024
Age: 8-12 years
Grade: Grades 3-7
Page count: 304 Pages
ISBN: 9780593806746
Reading level: Lexile: 760L | Fountas/Pinnell: W

Author Bio

Clare Harlow is a former theater actor, who has toured all over the UK and Ireland. Recently she turned her love of storytelling from stage to page. She’s currently writing, studying for an MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University, and working as an English tutor. She lives in south-east London, where she spends a lot of time walking by the river in the hope that a little Tidemagic might rub off on her, and is a devoted servant to a pair of extremely ungrateful cats.


"A young face-changer searches for her father in a town where magic’s power rises and falls like the daily tides. Brisk action, fiendish political chicanery, and magic with an intriguing twist." — Kirkus Reviews

"Harlow’s debut has plenty for young fantasy readers to love, from the characters’ unique magical blessings to the wonderful old-town setting full of secret entrances, buried tunnels, and hidden streets. The mystery adds an extra layer of excitement. This well-paced fantastical mystery will keep young readers turning the pages." —School Library Journal