Synopses & Reviews
Step inside Mr. Elives' magic shop, where the shelves are stocked with strange and mysterious goods. The children in these five books each leave the shop with magical items intended especially for them. In The Monster's Ring, Russell Crannaker, bullied all his life, gets a chance to fight back when he is given a monstrous magical item. In Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher, a boy gets a small marbled dragon's egg—and when it hatches, his wildest dreams take wing. In Jennifer Murdley's Toad, a girl "in a plain brown wrapper," buys a talking toad who knows a thing or two about the true nature of beauty. In The Skull of Truth, Charlie Eggleston, the biggest liar in town, steals a skull from the shop, and it puts him under some sort of spell: He can only tell the truth—but now no one believes him! And in Juliet Dove, Queen of Love, a shy girl suddenly becomes the most popular girl in school when she wears the ancient amulet given to her at the magic shop. These funny and fantastic tales are collected in a boxed set, perfect for gift-giving.
Praise for THE MONSTER'S RING
ABAs Pick of the Lists
IRA Childrens Choice “This lively tale . . . [will] appeal, at any time, to anyone who, like Russell, is ‘very fond of monsters.”—The New York Times Book Review “A Halloween romp, with Katherine Covilles illustrations revving up the chills and giggles. . . . A junior Jekyll and Hyde.”—Publishers Weekly Praise for JEREMY THATCHER, DRAGON HATCHER IRA Teachers' Choice Marion Vannett Ridgway Award Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award Nevada Young Readers' Award Texas Lone Star Reading List Utah Children's Book Award * "A funny, enjoyable, imaginative story whose serious undercurrents lend it unexpected depth."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Will bring laughter and near tears to readers. . . . Dragons really exist for a little while."—School Library Journal Praise for JENNIFER MURDLEY'S TOAD California Young Reader Medal Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Georgia Children's Book Award "Endlessly funny. . . . A roller-coaster ride of a story, full of humor and even wisdom."—Kirkus Reviews "[A] light, fast-paced fantasy."—Booklist Praise for THE SKULL OF TRUTH A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
Society of School Librarians International Honor Book * "A fast-moving, rollicking, yet serious tale. . . . Will keep youngsters thinking."—School Library Journal, starred review "This skillfully told, fast-paced fantasy ranges in mood from serious to scary, but it's always laced with humor."—The Horn Book Praise for JULIET DOVE, QUEEN OF LOVE "Coville's easy style works well in a tale that has its share of both humor and heartache."—Booklist "Surprising depth, with musings on honor, power, strength, courage, and, above all, love. . . . Interweaves mythological characters with realistic modern ones, keeping readers truly absorbed."—School Library Journal
Package includes the following paperbacks in the FABLEHAVEN series: FABLEHAVEN RISE OF THE EVENING STAR GRIP OF THE SHADOW PLAGUE SECRETS OF THE DRAGON SANCTUARY KEYS TO THE DEMON PRISON
The New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling Fablehaven series has thrilled millions of readers—and with this complete collection of all five books in one boxed set, it’s sure to reach many more! The perfect gift for devoted fans and newcomers alike, this series contains a richly detailed mystical world that brings fantasy to life.
Visit Bruce Coville's Magic Shop in these five fantastic books for middle grade readers, together in a boxed set perfect for gift giving.
About the Author
Brandon Mull is the author of the andlt;Iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;USA TODAYandlt;/Iandgt;, and andlt;Iandgt;Wall Street Journalandlt;/Iandgt; bestselling Beyonders and Fablehaven series, as well as the bestselling Five Kingdoms and Candy Shop Wars series. He resides in Utah, in a happy little valley near the mouth of a canyon with his wife and four children. Brandonandrsquo;s greatest regret is that he has but one life to give for Gondor.Brandon Dormanandnbsp;isandnbsp;the illustrator of andlt;iandgt;Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face andlt;/iandgt;and andlt;iandgt;The Wizardandlt;/iandgt;, both by Jack Prelutsky; andandlt;iandgt; The Christmas Sweater andlt;/iandgt;by Glenn Beck. He received a degree in fine arts from Brigham Young Universityandmdash;Idaho and lives in Puyallup, Washington, with his family.