The Monster's Ring

The Monster's Ring

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Bruce Coville's "The Monster's Ring" did more than launch his career as a children's novelist, it also introduced readers to the world of Mr. Elives' Magic Shop, where boys hatch dragons, toads talk, skulls spout Shakespeare, and the heroes and heroines of "Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher," "Jennifer Murdley's Toad," "The Skull of Truth," and next year's "Juliet Dove, Queen of Love" find enchantment, adventure, and insight. Now available in twentieth anniversary editions, each of these modern classics has been given a new afterword by the author and stunning new jacket art by Tony DiTerlizzi.
"Twist it once, you're horned and haired;"
"Twist it twice and fangs are bared;"
"Twist it thrice? No one has dared!"
Russell is sure that the ring is just a silly magic trick, but he follows the instructions and twists the ring twice anyway--and becomes a monster!
- ABA's Pick of the Lists
- Children's Choice Award Nominee (in four states)
- IRA Children's Choice
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 139.7 x 210.82 x 7.62mm | 249.47g
  • Harcourt Brace and Company
  • San Diego, CA, United States
  • English
  • 20th Anniversary ed.
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0152046186
  • 9780152046187
  • 1,754,830

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"This lively tale . . . is more than just another story about [Halloween]. . . . It is a good book that will appeal, at any time, to anyone who, like Russell, is 'very fond of monsters.'"--"The New York Times Book Review"
"The mix of monsters, magic, and Halloween has a built-in appeal."--"Booklist"
"Bruce Coville's story is a Halloween romp, with Katherine Coville's illustrations revving up the chills and giggles . . . a junior Jekyll and Hyde."--"Publishers Weekly"
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2,211 ratings
3.71 out of 5 stars
5 25% (552)
4 33% (733)
3 32% (716)
2 8% (167)
1 2% (43)
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