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andlt;Bandgt;andlt;bandgt;In the National Book Awardand#8211;winning andlt;I andgt;Goblin Secretsandlt;/Iandgt;, a boy joins a theatrical troupe of goblins to find his missing brother.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In the town of Zombay, there is a witch named Graba who has clockwork chicken legs and moves her house aroundand#8212;much like the fairy tale figure of Baba Yaga. Graba takes in stray children, and Rownie is the youngest boy in her household. Rownieand#8217;s only real relative is his older brother Rowan, who is an actor. But acting is outlawed in Zombay, and Rowan has disappeared.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;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 Rowanand#8212;because Rowan might be the only person who can save the town from being flooded by a mighty river.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;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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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.

About the Author

William Alexander studied theater and folklore at Oberlin College and English at the University of Vermont. He currently lives, writes, and teaches in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His short stories have been published in many magazines and anthologies, including Weird Tales, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Interfictions 2, and Fantasy: The Best of the Year 2008. Visit him at WillAlex.net.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781442427273
Author:
Alexander, William
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Edition Description:
Reprint
Publication Date:
20130731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c cvr (sp fx: foil); digital
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.62 x 5.12 in
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

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"Synopsis" by , 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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