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From the New York Times bestselling author of Circus Mirandus comes the magic-infused story of a golden gator, two cursed kids, and how they take their destinies into their own hands.

When the red moon rises over the heart of the Okefenokee swamp, legend says that the mysterious golden gator Munch will grant good luck to the poor soul foolish enough to face him.

But in 1817, when TWO fools reach him at the same time, the night's fate is split. With disastrous consequences for both . . . and their descendants. Half of the descendants have great fates, and the other half have terrible ones.

Now, Tumble Wilson and Blue Montgomery are determined to fix their ancestors' mistakes and banish the bad luck that's followed them around for all of their lives. They're going to face Munch the gator themselves, and they're going to reclaim their destinies.

But what if the legend of Munch is nothing but a legend, after all?

Full of friendship, family, and the everyday magic and adventure that readers of Savvy and A Snicker of Magic love, Cassie Beasley's newest middle grade book is another crowd-pleasing heart-warmer - perfect for reading by yourself, or sharing with someone you love.

About the Author

Cassie Beasley


I'm Cassie Beasley, author of the New York Times bestseller Circus Mirandus.

My next book, Tumble & Blue, will be out on August 29th. It's about Blue, a boy who's been cursed to lose at everything from tiddlywinks to tic-tac-toe. And it's about Tumble, a girl who wants more than anything to be a hero like her idol, the infomercial-famous Maximal Star. It's the story of their friendship and their journey into the Okefenokee Swamp to change their fates.

I live in rural Georgia (not too far from the Okefenokee!) with my sister Kate Beasley. She writes children's books, too, and I'm a big fan of her debut middle grade novel, Gertie's Leap to Greatness.

I am so lucky that I get to spend my days reading and writing fiction for young people.

Thank you for visiting my author page. Happy reading!

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