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The swifts : a dictionary of scoundrels  Cover Image Book Book

The swifts : a dictionary of scoundrels / Beth Lincoln with illustrations by Claire Powell.

Lincoln, Beth, (author.). Powell, Claire, (illustrator.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593533239
  • ISBN: 0593533232
  • Physical Description: 338 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Dutton Children's Books an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2023.

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"On the day they are born, every Swift child is brought before the sacred Family Dictionary. They are given a name, and a definition. A definition it is assumed they will grow up to match. Meet Shenanigan Swift: Little sister. Risk-taker. Mischief-maker. Shenanigan is getting ready for the big Swift Family Reunion and plotting her next great scheme: hunting for Grand-Uncle Vile's long-lost treasure. She's excited to finally meet her arriving relatives--until one of them gives Arch-Aunt Schadenfreude a deadly shove down the stairs. So what if everyone thinks she'll never be more than a troublemaker, just because of her name? Shenanigan knows she can become whatever she wants, even a detective. And she's determined to follow the twisty clues and catch the killer. Deliciously suspenseful and delightfully clever, The Swifts is a remarkable debut that is both brilliantly contemporary and instantly classic. A celebration of words and individuality, it's packed with games, wordplay, and lots and lots of mischief as Shenanigan sets out to save her family and define herself in a world where definitions are so important." -- Publisher marketing.
Subject: Families > Juvenile fiction.
Magic > Juvenile fiction.
Private investigators > Juvenile fiction.
Fate and fatalism > Juvenile fiction.
Detective and mystery stories.
Families > Fiction.
Magic > Juvenile fiction.
Private investigators > Fiction.
Fate and fatalism > Fiction.
Mystery and detective stories.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.

Available copies

  • 11 of 18 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Beekley Community Library - New Hartford.


  • 0 current holds with 18 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Beekley Community Library - New Hartford NEW jF LINCOLN, B (Text) 32544072702094 Juvenile New Fiction Available -

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