The Enchanted Files #1: Cursed

The Enchanted Files Cursed Introducing The Enchanted Files Told in diary entries and it s a new magical modern day comedy series by the master of funny fantasy and bestselling author of My Teacher is an Alien Bruce Coville I

  • Title: The Enchanted Files #1: Cursed
  • Author: Bruce Coville
  • ISBN: 9780385392501
  • Page: 493
  • Format: Paperback
  • Introducing The Enchanted Files Told in diary entries and , it s a new magical, modern day comedy series by the master of funny fantasy and bestselling author of My Teacher is an Alien Bruce Coville In the first hilarious Enchanted Files, Angus is a brownie No, not the kind you eat He s a tiny magical creature that loves to do chores Angus has just inherited aIntroducing The Enchanted Files Told in diary entries and , it s a new magical, modern day comedy series by the master of funny fantasy and bestselling author of My Teacher is an Alien Bruce Coville In the first hilarious Enchanted Files, Angus is a brownie No, not the kind you eat He s a tiny magical creature that loves to do chores Angus has just inherited a new human girl, Alex To say that Alex is messy would be an understatement She s a total hurricane like disaster and she likes it that way, thankyouverymuch Living with each other isn t easy but Angus and Alex soon learn there is a curse that binds them What s worse, it threatens Alex s family Working together, Angus and Alex will set out to break the curse without killing each other first hopefully.This laugh out loud adventure, full of humor and heart, is ideal for fans of Escape From Mr Lemoncello s Library or Chris Grabenstein Smart, amusing, and a lot of fun Booklist starred review With magic, mischief, and mayhem to spare, this sweet story of an unlikely friendship ought to delight readers of any age Publishers Weekly A knee slapper Kirkus Reviews

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    1. Interesting, cute, and utterly charming from beginning to end :). Fell in love with the little guy from the beginning."Angus is a brownie, a magical creature from the Enchanted Realm that secretly loves to do chores for humans (from the back of the book). Who wouldn't love someone to help them with the cleaning right? ;-) Not Alex at first, she loves her organized chaos as it is.Alex took awhile to grow on me but I loved watching the friendship grow between her and Angus, and between Angus and B [...]

    2. This book was a fun read, but it had too many flaws to recommend. Therefore, I will list the flaws first.#1-I rate this as #1, because it is the most important. This is a children's book. The MC's age is 11. This means children 8 (and probably younger) will read this book. And yet: Before the first third of the book was over, it had used, "arse", "hell", the Lord's name in vain, discussed how Angus (the brownie), was looking at a selkie in her human form completely naked (even if he didn't find [...]

    3. ARC from the PublisherAngus the Brownie (do NOT call him a "little man"!) is attached to the McGonagall family because of somethis ancestors of both did years ago, and when Sarah, whom he has served for many years, passes away, he must journey to the US to serve the youngest female (over the age of ten) of the clan. This happens to be Alex, who is very disorganized. Alex's family is also a bit odd-- her younger sister claims that she has a goblin as a friend, her older brother writes horrible po [...]

    4. This is a review for an Advanced Reader CopyDear Diary of a Mad Brownie,I'm always open to Bruce Coville and Middle Grade novels. So when a friend handed you to me, I was all for it! Plus, you were a quick read; perfect for a breather between some of my longer novels. You were a treat read.You're narrated through the journal of Angus, a brownie that's been cursed to serve the same family forever - or until the curse is broken. Angus doesn't mind it so much, until the current woman he lives with [...]

    5. The cover of the book states that it comes "with supporting documents", which is a reference to the somewhat unique way the story is presented. The pages are a mix of journal entries from Angus the Brownie and the 10-year-old girl he serves, Alex, along with letters, transcripts, decrees, poems, and other documents pertinent to the story. This provides an entertaining way of reading a text that I think children would enjoy as well. As a teacher I could even see this leading nicely into activitie [...]

    6. What a charming, funny, clever book! Our "mad brownie" is not just the wacky kind of mad but also infected with a terrible temper. Angus and Alex seem a horrible fit at first but, through compromise and working toward a common (urgent) goal, come to understand and befriend each other. I love the format of using letters, journal entries, and text tell a more complete story. The ingenious device of the curse is original and adds nice dramatic tension. The humor in the book is riotous--I laughed ou [...]

    7. That was very enjoyable! Full review to come. Originally posted at Small ReviewI enjoyed this book much more than I thought I would. It's middle grade, but I was totally invested. The characters and world were fully realized and I would happily read more books about both. Extra points for the scene with the cat and Angus's lovingly derisive descriptions of his dollhouse home. Amusing, heartwarming, imaginative, and engaging, I would definitely purchase and recommend this book, particularly for f [...]

    8. Bruce Coville is a clever storyteller and he is in top form with his story about a Scottish Brownie bound by a curse that forces him to move to modern America. The magic and realism is interwoven seamlessly so that the reader accepts the world of the Enchanted Realm with goblins, selkies, brownies, and more. Angus, the brownie with an attitude, is an endearing meddlesome character, much like Dobby the house-elf in Harry Potter. There is much to like in this story: an old curse, true love, ridicu [...]

    9. Angus Cairns, a Scottish brownie, has an anger management problem. This is made worse when his binding curse sends him across the seas of the Enchanted Realm to America, to serve a slatternly girl called Alex. Who owns a fearsome cat! The two have a series of surprising adventures in an attempt to try and reverse the ancient curse. Funny, magical, ans steeped in Scottish lore, this story will appeal to all with an imagination.

    10. This hilarious tale begins with Angus the Brownie fulfilling his family's ancient curse to serve the youngest female member of the McGonagal family. His curse takes him to Alex Carhart, and she is the messiest girl Angus has ever met! As a Brownie, he must tidy up after Alex and her family, cause a little mischief here and there, and stay loyal to the oath he took as a Brownie. But, the curse he brought with him starts having pretty terrible effects on Alex's brother and father, causing them to [...]

    11. I listened to the audiobook and the narrators were a delight - especially Angus! Angus provided many laugh-out-loud moments. Coville does a great job of introducing folk elements and some great words that I hope students will stop and look up. I'd love to hear kids expand their vocabulary and include a few of them (as well as some of Angus' habit of neatness 😉)! I will be adding others from the series to my library.

    12. Bruce Coville was my favorite author when I was a kid. His Alien Adventures series was a favorite in particular, but there was also this collection of short stories. In it there is a story about a brownie who has to move to America to serve a girl who doesn't appreciate him So when I saw that there was now an entire book based on the premise at my library, of course I had to read it. Fun, magical read, though obviously geared towards younger readers (duh).

    13. It was a good story and I'm pleased to have it in my school library. Actually, this fantasy story about The Enchanted Realm is the first book in a series and I plan on adding more books from this Coville series. "Cursed" is on our state award masterlist for 2018, and I expect I will need to help students become comfortable with the cadence and odd Scottish words in the story. I'm making plans to provide reader support to get students reading and enjoying this story.

    14. Clever mix of journal entries from 2 characters, notes of various sorts, folktales, etc thus blending classic folklore with modern goings on. A brownie must go to the US to take up with the next line of the family to which he's bound, but he brings a curse with him. He gets used to tidying up after messy Alex(andra) but her dad and brother become dreadful poets. How can the curse be undone? Fast-moving and funny.Aka "Cursed"/"Diary of a Mad Brownie"

    15. Deel 1 van Dagboek van een maffe Brownie: De vloek van Angus.Dit verhaal leest als een trein, ik wilde niet stoppen met lezen. De figuren zijn leuk, het verhaal spannend en vol fantasie. Daar houd ik van. Aan te raden aan jongens en meisjes vanaf 9 jaar.

    16. I really enjoyed the different points of view in this book, but I did think it was a little too predictable. Really? Was it that simple to find the long lost princess to break the curse? It did make me laugh a lot though. Particularly the part describing the cat!

    17. The kids and I listened to this in the car. The narration is wonderful and the story quite entertaining! We all enjoyed it!

    18. Cute story, but it I felt it was inconsistently written. Love the different documents and files. High interest for middle grade readers.

    19. I think the book gets a lot more interesting towards the end. The first 2/3 of the book was a bit more mundane.

    20. The boys thought this was a great story. It was really cute. The character does curse, but the reader had a strong accent which I think covered it up?

    21. Listened to this audio book with the kids. We really enjoyed the accent of the narrator reading for the brownie. The book was funny, and captivating for all ages. We really enjoyed it.

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