Crime and Carpetbags (Wishes and Wellingtons) (Hardcover)
From award-winning author Julie Berry comes the second installment in the fantastically adventurous Wishes and Wellingtons series, in which our heroine, Maeve Merritt, embarks on a magic-powered and most dangerous quest to help her friends
Now that Maeve Merritt has surrendered Mermeros, the djinni she found in a sardine can, she expects her life in London will be dull as dirt. But villains from Maeve's previous escapades are still searching for the djinni, now in the hands of Mr. Poindexter, the adoptive father of Maeve's friend Tommy. When Mr. Poindexter tries to use one of his wishes, he and Mermeros go missing—and without a guardian, Tom will be forced back to the orphanage.
With the help of magical flying carpetbags, Maeve, Tom, and their friend Alice soar off to find Mr. Poindexter and that rascal, Mermeros, before the djinni's fabled wishes fall into the wrong hands.
About the Author
Julie Berry has written multiple award-winning novels for children and young adults, including Printz Honor winner The Passion of Dolssa and Odyssey Honor winner The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place. She holds an MFA in writing from Vermont College, and she now lives in southern California with her husband and four sons.
"[An] action-packed sequel... charming and witty Victorian adventure." - Booklist
"Fans of E. Nesbit and Edward Eager will find much to love... This action-packed sequel possesses strong voice and setting." - Kirkus Reviews