Cursed (formally titled:
Diary of a Mad Brownie) is a humorous fantasy for ages
8 to 13. It begins in Scotland with Angus. He is a Brownie
(not to be confused with an elf). A family curse has him forever
linked to the McGonagalls of Scotland. Angus’ family
curse adds intrigue to the storyline and is slowly revealed
throughout. Angus’ current charge, Sarah, is ill. She
is the last McGonagall left in Scotland. Sarah sends Angus
to America and her three-times great niece, Alexandra Carhart.
When Angus leaves the Enchanted Realm to travel across water
to America, his cousin Fergus tells him to keep a diary. The
diary and other supported documents add insight and humor
to this wholesome tale. Angus enters into the human world
and travels to America. Once there he enters the Enchanted
Realm so he can magically find Alex. Angus hopes there are
no men or cats living with Alex, but luck is not on his side.
Alex has a mother, younger sister, an older brother, a dad,
and a large, fat, mean cat. Alex, her teacher, her brother
and her cat have the Mad Brownie’s temper flaring. His
presence is creating mayhem instead of order, as the men in
the family start acting strangely. Angus fears his presence
will ruin Alex’s family but the curse will not allow
him to leave. What are they to do?
Cursed (Diary of a Mad Brownie) is a delightful
story written for those who enjoy fantasy or fairy tales.
Young readers will enjoy reading Angus’s diary as he
shares his life in the enchanted realm where mythical creatures
still live and how they are connected to the human world.
Angus and Alex make a great team; they learn so much from
each other. Alex’s home and school life intertwine and
show how much the two affect a young person.
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