The Robe of Skulls

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The Robe of Skulls
Written by Vivian French
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763635316
ISBN-13: 9780763635312
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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? Humorously macabre and wickedly illustrated in black and white, The Robe of Skulls is truly a scream.

Fire up your cauldron for an exuberant, fast-moving, wildly entertaining tale with a cast of characters who are good, bad, and very, very ugly.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$14.99 / $16.50
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763635316 /  9780763635312
on sale date:
07/2008
type/format:
Fiction - Illustrated Middle-grade / Hardback
age range:
7 yrs - 10 yrs
# of pages/size:
208 / 5 1/4" x 7 3/4"
grade range:
Grade 2 - Grade 5
 
subjects:
Fairy Tales & Folklore; Humorous Stories; Readers; Horror & Ghost 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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