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Impossible
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Penguin Young Readers Group 2009
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A beautifully wrought modern fairy tale from master storyteller and award-winning author Nancy Werlin Inspired by the classic folk ballad "Scarborough Fair," this is a wonderfully riveting novel of suspense, romance, and fantasy. Lucy is seventeen when she discovers that she is the latest recipient of a generations-old family curse that requires her to complete three seemingly impossible tasks or risk falling into madness and passing the curse on to the next generation. Unlike her ancestors, though, Lucy has family, friends, and other modern resources to help her out. But will it be enough to conquer this age-old evil?

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Street Date:
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Language:
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ISBN:
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Nancy Werlin. (2009). Impossible. Penguin Young Readers Group.

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Nancy Werlin. 2009. Impossible. Penguin Young Readers Group.

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Nancy Werlin, Impossible. Penguin Young Readers Group, 2009.

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Nancy Werlin. Impossible. Penguin Young Readers Group, 2009.

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