The dreadful tale of Prosper Redding

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Los Angeles : Disney-Hyperion, 2018.
First paperback edition.
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362 pages ; 20 cm
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IL: MG - BL: 5.7 - AR Pts: 13
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Smith Springs Elementary - Kids Fiction
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"I would say it's a pleasure to meet thee, Prosperity Oceanus Redding, but truly, I only anticipate the delights of destroying thy happiness'." Prosper is the only unexceptional Redding in his old and storied family history-that is, until he discovers the demon living inside him. Turns out Prosper's great-great-great-great-great-something grandfather made-and then broke-a contract with a malefactor, a demon who exchanges fortune for eternal servitude. And, weirdly enough, four-thousand-year-old Alastor isn't exactly the forgiving type. The fiend has reawakened with one purpose--to destroy the family whose success he ensured and who then betrayed him. With only days to break the curse and banish Alastor back to the demon realm, Prosper is playing unwilling host to the fiend, who delights in tormenting him with nasty insults and constant attempts to trick him into a contract. Yeah, Prosper will take his afterlife without a side of eternal servitude, thanks. But with the help of his long-lost uncle, Barnabas, and his daughter, Nell, a witch-in-training, it seems like Prosper has at least a fighting chance of ridding himself of Alastor before the demon escapes and wreaks havoc on his family. Little does Prosper know, the malefactor's control over his body grows stronger with each passing night and there's a lot Alastor isn't telling his dim-witted (but admittedly strong-willed) human host? From #1 New York Times best-selling author Alexandra Bracken comes a tale of betrayal and revenge, of old hurts passed down from generation to generation. Can you ever fully right a wrong, ever truly escape your history? Or will Prosper and Alastor be doomed to repeat it?
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9781484790106 (Mackin), 1484790103 (Mackin)
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General Note
Includes an excerpt from: The last life of Prince Alastor.
Booklist Starred Reviews,,8/1/2017
Horn Book Guide,,10/2018
Publishers Weekly Starred,,7/3/2017
School Library Journal,,9/2017
A New England boy must rid himself of the ancient demon inhabiting his body and break his family's curse.
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Accelerated Reader AR-ATOS,MG,5.7,13.0,190481.
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Reading Counts RC,5.3,18.0,72532.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Bracken, A. (2018). The dreadful tale of Prosper Redding. First paperback edition. Los Angeles: Disney-Hyperion.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Bracken, Alexandra. 2018. The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding. Los Angeles: Disney-Hyperion.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Bracken, Alexandra, The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding. Los Angeles: Disney-Hyperion, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Bracken, Alexandra. The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding. First paperback edition. Los Angeles: Disney-Hyperion, 2018. Print.

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