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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ysabeau S. Wilce  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Science Fiction

Audience: Young Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Ysabeau lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ysabeau S. Wilce (pronounced Iz-a-bow Wils) is an award winning American author of young adult fantasy novels. Her novels feature the rebellious young heroine Flora Fyrdraaca and her adventures in the fictional land of Califa. She also has a graduate degree in Military History.

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Titles At Your Library

Flora Segunda of Crackpot Hall
ISBN: 1407102370

Scholastic UK Ltd.. 2007

1st trade edition paperback fine condition In stock shipped from our UK warehouse

Flora's Dare: How a Girl of Spirit Gambles All to Expand Her Vocabulary, Confront a Bouncing Boy Terror, and Try to Save Califa from a Shaky Doom (Despite Being Confined to Her Room)
ISBN: 0152054278

Harcourt Children's Books. 2008

Flora Fyrdraaca wants nothing more than to be a ranger, and for that she must master the magickal—and dangerous—language of Gramatica. But before she can find the ideal teacher, her aspirations are put to the test. Would a true ranger be intimidated by a tentacle that reaches for her from the depths of a toilet? Be daunted by her best friend’s transformation into a notorious outlaw, thanks to a pair of sparkly stolen boots? Be cowed by the revelation that only she can rescue the city of Califa from the violent earthquakes that threaten its survival?
Never. Saving her city and her best friend are the least a Girl of Spirit can do—yet what Flora doesn’t expect are the life-altering revelations she learns about her family and herself.

Flora Segunda: Being the Magickal Mishaps of a Girl of Spirit, Her Glass-Gazing Sidekick, Two Ominous Butlers (One Blue), a House with Eleven Thousand Rooms, and a Red Dog (Magic Carpet Books)
ISBN: 0152054391

Magic Carpet Books. 2008

Flora knows better than to take shortcuts in her family home, Crackpot Hall--the house has eleven thousand rooms, and ever since her mother banished the magickal butler, those rooms move around at random. But Flora is late for school, so she takes the unpredictable elevator anyway. Huge mistake. Lost in her own house, she stumbles upon the long-banished butler--and into a mind-blowing muddle of intrigue and betrayal that changes her world forever.
Includes an interview with the author.


  • Andre Norton Award, ''Flora's Dare''

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