The Wrinkled Crown
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The Wrinkled Crown

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Fans of Anne Ursu will love Anne Nesbet's tale of music and friendship, set against an age-old war between magic and science.

In the enchanted village of Lourka, almost-twelve-year-old Linny breaks an ancient law. Girls are forbidden to so much as touch the town's namesake musical instrument before their twelfth birthday or risk being spirited away. But Linny can't resist the call to play a lourka, so she builds one herself.

When the punishment strikes her best friend instead, Linny must leave home to try to set things right. With her father's young apprentice, Elias, along for the journey, Linny travels from the magical wrinkled country to the scientific land of the Plain, where she finds herself at the center of a battle between the logical and the magical.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 387 pages
  • 150 x 211 x 33mm | 440g
  • English
  • 0062104292
  • 9780062104298
  • 1,389,202

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Up in the magical, wrinkled hills in the village of Lourka, almost-twelve-year-old Linny breaks an ancient law. In Lourka, girls are forbidden to touch the town's namesake musical instrument before their twelfth birthday, or risk being spirited away. But Linny can't resist the melodic call of the lourka's strings, so she builds one herself.

When the curse meant for her strikes her best friend instead, Linny must leave her home behind to try to set things right. If you leave the wrinkled hills, you will never find your way back--but Linny will risk everything to rescue her friend. With her father's young apprentice, Elias, Linny travels from the wrinkled country to the scientific land of the Plain, where she finds herself at the center of an age-old battle between the logical and the magical. Can Linny keep the fractured land from falling apart--and save her best friend?

The Wrinkled Crown is a tale of magic, music, war, and friendship from master storyteller Anne Nesbet.
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PRAISE FOR THE CABINET OF EARTHS: "Nesbet's first novel is an impressive achievement, its substance and style gracefully blended. Above all, Maya is a fully rounded, complex character, someone whose qualities and struggles are admirably and appealingly central to the fantasy."--The Horn Book
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208 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
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4 42% (87)
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2 9% (18)
1 2% (5)
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