Pukwudgie House Recommends

The Pukwudgie was the first magical companion to the founder of the Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardryopens a new window, Isolt Sayre. The Pukwudgie is an independent creature with penchants for cunning tricks and mischief. It is said to represent the heart of a witch or wizard, and students of Pukwudgie House are often known to be compassionate healers and lovers of nature. 

If you too are drawn to nature, whimsy, or heart-warming tales you may enjoy these recommended reads from our students. From magical realism to nature-laden fantasy, to laugh-out-loud antics, these reads will lighten you up!

For more stories of madcap adventures with happy endings, explore our booklists of Pukwudgie Reads for Underclassmen and Pukwudgie Reads for Upperclassmen.


Tween Fiction

Jinx by Sage Blackwood

Young wizard-in-training Jinx and his newfound friends encounter magic and mayhem as they make their way through the depths of the dangerous Urwald forest. This fantasy keeps the adventure coming and the laughs rolling with comically awkward characters and morally complex companions. 

Saint Philomene's Infirmary for Magical Creatures by W. Stone Cotter

What happens when young Chance Bee attempts to dig the deepest hole in Starling, Texas? Why, an opportunity to save the 955-year-old Saint Philomene's Infirmary for Magical Creatures, of course! Chance, his sister Pauline, and friend Mersey must find the cure to a lethal virus that could wipe out the ancient underground hospital. And they encounter some amazing creatures along the way... 

YA Fiction

The Book of Pearl by Timothée de Fombelle

In 1936 Paris, a young man with a mysterious past opens a book of fairytales found on the shelves at the Maison Pearl that unlocks his memories and sets him on a quest to return home. He is banished Prince Ilian of a fairyland and he must return home to his love, Olia. Ilian's quest pulls him into World War II, a German prison camp, and the heart of the French Resistance. Collecting and recording the tokens of proof for his identity along the way, will Ilian's Book of Joshua Pearl lead him finally to his Olia? Or, perhaps, she was closer than he knew all along...

When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore 

A modern fairy tale heavy in magical realism. When the Bonner Sisters seek the roses that grow from Miel's wrists, can she and her inseparable friend Samir keep each other's secrets and their love?

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