The Robe of Skulls

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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
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$8.99 / $7.00
0763656356 /  9780763656355
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Fiction - Illustrated Middle-grade / EBook
age range:
7 yrs - 10 yrs
# of pages/size:
208 / N/A
grade range:
Grade 2 - Grade 5
Horror; Humorous Stories; Royalty;
author’s comments:
Vivian French is the author of a number of books for young readers. She lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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