Goblin Secrets (Hardcover)

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In a scary but beautifully told tale, Rownie escapes his witch-grandmother, Graba, and joins a Goblin actor’s group. (9-12)

— From Fantasy


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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781442427266
ISBN-10: 1442427264
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication Date: March 6th, 2012
Pages: 223
Language: English

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