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The Luck Uglies

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The Luck Uglies

Eleven-year-old Rye O’Chanter has seen a lot of strange things growing up on the twisted rooftops, forgotten cemeteries and treacherous streets of Village Drowning. Now, a terrifying encounter on the night of the Black Moon has Rye convinced that the monstrous, supposedly extinct Bog Noblins have returned from the Forest Beyond the Shale. The only ones who capable of defeating them, a notorious secret society called the Luck Uglies, have long since been exiled, leaving the village vulnerable.
 
As Rye dives into Drowning’s maze of secrets, rules and lies, she begins to question everything she’s ever been told about the village’s legends of outlaws and beasts...and discovers that it may take a villain to save them from the monsters.
 
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The Luck Uglies

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by Paul Durham - Children's, Fantasy

Strange things are happening in Village Drowning, and a terrifying encounter has eleven-year-old Rye O'Chanter convinced that the monstrous, supposedly extinct Bog Noblins have returned. Now Rye's only hope is an exiled secret society so notorious its name can't be spoken aloud: the Luck Uglies. As Rye dives into Village Drowning's maze of secrets, rules, and lies, she'll discover the truth behind the village's legends of outlaws and beasts . . . and that it may take a villain to save them from the monsters.
 

by Paul Durham - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fantasy

Rye O'Chanter was shocked to discover that her father was the leader of the notorious band of outlaws known as the Luck Uglies. Now she too has been declared a criminal in her own village, and she must flee to the strange and remote Isle of Pest while her father faces off against the Luck Uglies' bitterest rivals, the Fork-Tongue Charmers, on the mainland.

by Paul Durham - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction
When Rye travels back home to Village Drowning to help her father with his plan to defeat the Luck Uglies’ bitter rivals, she finds the place in shambles. Monstrous Bog Noblins now raid the streets at night. And people are afraid to leave their houses because no one is around to protect them. Rye realizes she can’t wait for the adults to sort it out --- so she enlists her friends to come up with a plan. A plan that could change everything for Drowning . . . because the only way to save her village may be to destroy it.