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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.

Published Works

  • Flora Segunda of Crackpot Hall , Scholastic UK Ltd., 2007
  • 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) , Harcourt C
  • 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, Graphia, 2008

Selected Titles At Your Library

Flora Segunda of Crackpot Hall :
ISBN: 1407102370. OCLC Number:

Marion Lloyd Books,. London :. 2007.

Flora's dare :
ISBN: 0152054278. OCLC Number:

Harcourt,. Orlando :. ©2008.

Fourteen-year-old Flora Fyrdraaca fights a giant sea creature, rescues her best friend from a mass murderer, and more, all while lamenting her father's newly strict enforcement of household rules now that he is no longer drinking.

Flora Segunda :
ISBN: 0152054391. OCLC Number:

Magic Carpet Books/Harcourt,. Orlando :. 2008.

Fourteen-year-old Flora Fyrdraaca, whose mother is the Warlord's Commanding General and whose father is mad, kindly helps her house's magical--and long-banished--butler, unaware that he draws strength from the Fyrdraaca will.


  • Andre Norton Award,
  • Flora's Dare

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