When granted a birthday wish, On a charmed object, A skeptical boy, Must believe in magic, To stop a deadly curse.
Charlie K. Hinkelstein lives in a haunted hotel on Jekyll Island. At least, that’s what the rest of the sixth-grade thinks. After a mysterious fire, his mother leaves town with no explanation. And then during a family tree project, Charlie learns he is a descendant of the last witch ever executed in Poland. His grandmother (Babka in Polish) tells him that she has that witch’s magic and can grant wishes. But Charlie is skeptical.
Without understanding the price of magic, he makes a wish to bring his family together for his birthday, in just four days. Charlie lands on a cruise ship in the Atlantic Ocean. He finds that his mother is trying to end a curse that makes fire erupt from her hands. The same curse that caught the Hinkelstein Hotel on fire and caused her to leave.
Knowing he’s also cursed, Charlie confronts the dark magic and risks everything- including being trampled to death. But to stop the deadly curse, Charlie has to believe in one impossibility. He has magic. The Ivory Curse is a story for those who believe in family and want to believe in magic.