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The Robe of Skulls

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The Robe of Skulls
Written by Vivian French
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780763643645
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The Robe of Skulls
The First Tale from the Five Kingdoms

author: Vivian French
illustrator: Ross Collins

series name:
Tales from the Five Kingdoms

High above the mountain village of Fracture, trouble is brewing. The sorceress Lady Lamorna wants a skull-studded gown of deep black velvet, but her treasure chest is empty of gold. That doesn’t stop her, however, from kidnapping, blackmailing, and using more than a little magic to get what she needs. Will her plans be foiled by the heroic Gracie Gillypot, two chatty bats, a gallant (if scruffy) prince, the wickedest stepsister ever, a troll with a grudge, and some very ancient crones?

"A romp filled with language play and just plain nonsense. . . . Everyone gets his, her, or its due; goodness is rewarded; and evil punished oh-so-wickedly."– The Horn Book
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$8.99 / $11.99
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763643645 /  9780763643645
on sale date:
04/2009
type/format:
Fiction - Illustrated Middle-grade / Paperback
age range:
7 yrs - 10 yrs
# of pages/size:
208 / 5 1/4" x 7 3/4"
grade range:
Grade 2 - Grade 5
 
subjects:
Horror; Humorous Stories; Royalty;
author’s comments:
Vivian French’s writing career began in 1990 after many years of acting and storytelling. She writes across genres and age groups and has published dozens of acclaimed books for children, including A Present for Mom; Growing Frogs; I Love You, Grandpa; T. Rex; and The Story of Christmas. She lives in Scotland.
 
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