Freddie vs. the Family Curse


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$9.99  $9.29
Clarion Books
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5.25 X 7.61 X 0.57 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author

Tracy Badua is a Filipino American author from Southern California, whose books include Freddie vs. The Family Curse and This Is Not a Personal Statement. By day, she is an attorney who works in national housing policy and programs, and by night, she squeezes in writing, family and pup time, bites of her secret candy stash, and sometimes sleep. She currently lives in San Diego, California, with her family and photogenic Maltese. Visit her online at


"A spirited fantasy enriched with Filipino culture and history." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"A madcap supernatural adventure infused with Filipino mythology, Badua's debut highlights one Filipino American family's experience navigating familial obligation, tradition, culture, and history." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"This book has it all--rich folklore, thrilling adventure, and hilarity. You'll be cheering for Freddie from beginning to end." -- Erin Entrada Kelly, Newbery Medal-winning author of Hello, Universe and Lalani of the Distant Sea

"The perfect combination of laugh-so-hard-you-snort hilarity and get-you-in-the-feels family story that'll stick with you long after the last page. Come for the suspenseful pacing and cringey comedic episodes, but it's the authentic and spunky cast of characters who will steal your heart." -- Jessica Kim, author of Stand Up, Yumi Chung!

"Equal parts heartwarming and laugh-out-loud-funny, Freddie vs. The Family Curse will have readers breakdancing with delight . . . and checking for toilet paper stuck to their shoes. I loved it!" -- Alyssa Colman, author of The Gilded Girl

". . . Full of humor and high stakes . . . Takes readers on an adventuresome ride with likable and funny characters who learn to make their own luck." -- Booklist

"Weaving mystery, folklore, history, magic, and intrigue, Freddie's adventures are a comical, entertaining delight." -- Horn Book Magazine