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Horns & Wrinkles

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ISBN13: 9780618981786
ISBN10: 0618981780
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How can you tell if a riverand#8217;s under a spell? River trolls, rock trolls, blue-wing fairiesand#151;the usual suspects. The stretch of the Mississippi where Claire lives has rumors of them all, not that sheand#8217;s ever spotted any. But then Claireand#8217;s cousin Duke takes a swim and sprouts a hornand#151;a long, pointy, handsome thing. After that, Claire doesnand#8217;t have much choice but to believe that something rivery is going on, especially since sheand#8217;s the only one who can help Duke lose his new addition.

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How can you tell if a rivers under a spell? River trolls, rock trolls, blue-wing fairies—the usual suspects. The stretch of the Mississippi where Claire lives has rumors of them all, not that shes ever spotted any. But then Claires cousin Duke takes a swim and sprouts a horn—a long, pointy, handsome thing. After that, Claire doesnt have much choice but to believe that something rivery is going on, especially since shes the only one who can help Duke lose his new addition.

About the Author

Joseph Helgerson lives in Minneapolis with his wife, daughter, and son.
Nicoletta lives and works in San Marino, Italy.andnbsp;Awarded with the Andersen prize, "baia delle favole" as best Italian illustrator of the year in 2001, Nicoletta has also received the silver medal from the Society of Illustrators of New York.

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Gypsi, June 5, 2010 (view all comments by Gypsi)
This fun, witty and well-written fantasy tells of Claire, who lives near a magical stretch of the Mississippi River between Minnesota and Wisconsin and of the adventure, or should I say trouble, she gets into because of her bully of a cousin, Duke.

The book opens with Duke hanging her by the ankles off a bridge over the Mississippi:

"The river I was hanging over was the Mississippi, which was flooding, all muddy and solid-looking as a freight train, about twenty feet below my ponytail. It was early May. None of the trees had turned green yet, but you could smell it coming fast."


Duke's bullying--and the magic of the river--lands him with a rhino-nose, with troll friends and no desire to go back home. That means that Claire, with the help of a magical old lady, other trolls, some lying crickets and some good luck, has to rescue him from a horrible fate.

The result is a ripping good yarn combined with colorful, sometimes beautiful, prose. Horns and Wrinkles is now in my top 20 favorite children's fantasies. It was pure chance that I came across it, but now I'm going to give it a blanket recommendation to my friends (adults and children)--read it!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780618981786
Author:
Helgerson, Joseph
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Illustrator:
Ceccoli, Nicoletta
Author:
Ceccoli, Nicoletta
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Bullies
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World
Subject:
Trolls
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white illustrations
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.59x5.50x.56 in. .47 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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How can you tell if a rivers under a spell? River trolls, rock trolls, blue-wing fairies—the usual suspects. The stretch of the Mississippi where Claire lives has rumors of them all, not that shes ever spotted any. But then Claires cousin Duke takes a swim and sprouts a horn—a long, pointy, handsome thing. After that, Claire doesnt have much choice but to believe that something rivery is going on, especially since shes the only one who can help Duke lose his new addition.
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