B z z z z z z z. The buzzing sound? Do you hear that? Isabelle Bean does.
And as the protagonist of Frances O’Roark Dowell’s Falling In soon learns, it’s not actually that great to have a buzzing in your ear.
It’s distracting for one thing. And when Isabelle starts listening to the buzz instead of, say, her boring teacher, strange things happen. She gets sent to the principal’s office (that’s not so strange), but then while awaiting her punishment, she tumbles into an adventure — into another world that’s a little bit different, a little bit Hansel & Gretel-y, a little bit like a fairy tale, which would be great, but… did I mention that Isabelle is an unusual dresser? When she shows up in fairy-tale land wearing her favorite high, pointy boots, the fairy-tale people start thinking that Isabelle is a witch — and not just any witch, but the witch!
From Edgar Award-winning author Frances O’Roark Dowell comes the unlikely story of Isabelle Bean — an ultimate misfit, an outsider extraordinaire, and not a witch!