Goblin Secrets

Goblin Secrets

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In the National Book Award-winning Goblin Secrets, a boy joins a theatrical troupe of goblins to find his missing brother. In the town of Zombay, there is a witch named Graba who has clockwork chicken legs and moves her house around--much like the fairy tale figure of Baba Yaga. Graba takes in stray children, and Rownie is the youngest boy in her household. Rownie's only real relative is his older brother Rowan, who is an actor. But acting is outlawed in Zombay, and Rowan has disappeared. Desperate to find him, Rownie joins up with a troupe of goblins who skirt the law to put on plays. But their plays are not only for entertainment, and the masks they use are for more than make-believe. The goblins also want to find Rowan--because Rowan might be the only person who can save the town from being flooded by a mighty river. This accessible, atmospheric fantasy takes a gentle look at love, loss, and family while delivering a fast-paced adventure that is sure to satisfy.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 223 pages
  • 147.32 x 210.82 x 27.94mm | 340.19g
  • Margaret K. McElderry Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • f-c jkt (no spfx); int line art
  • 1442427264
  • 9781442427266
  • 254,779

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"The story weaves a many-webbed tale, rich in imagination with a fairy-tale feel."--School Library Journal
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Review Text

"Rownie's search for his brother turns into an unlikely heroic quest. . . . Though highly textured, it's tightly woven and reassuringly seamless. The result is wryly humorous and bearably yet excitingly menacing: Even while much is left unexplained, Rownie's triumph is both gripping and tantalizing."-- Kirkus Reviews, STAR
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1,889 ratings
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2 12% (221)
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