The Grave Robber's Apprentice

By Allan Stratton
(HarperCollins Publishers, Hardcover, 9780061976087, 277pp.)

Publication Date: March 2012

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Hans doesn't know who he is or where he came from. When he was a baby, he washed ashore in a wooden box and was adopted by the conniving grave robber, Knobbe the Bent. Now fate has thrown him together with Angela von Schwanenberg, a young countess fleeing for her life from the evil Archduke Arnulf and his dreaded Necromancer. Together, these friends are on a daring quest to discover Hans' true identity and to save Angela's parents from the archduke.

Join Hans and Angela on their grand adventure as they ride through the depths of the great forest, sled down a mountain in a coffin, and sneak along the secret passageways of the archduke's palace. The Grave Robber's Apprentice is a world of highwaymen, hermits, and dancing bears; and of a boy separated from his family by the sea.

In this world anything is possible with luck and imaginationeven for a grave robber's apprentice.

About the Author
ALLAN STRATTON is the internationally acclaimed author of the Michael L. Printz Honor Book Chanda s Secrets. His novel Chanda s Wars won the CLA Young Adult Book Award and was a Junior Library Guild selection, and his other novels, Borderline and Leslie s Journal, were both ALA Best Book for Young Adults selections. All of his books have been nominated for the White Pine Award. Allan has been on safari in Africa, hiked the Great Wall of China, explored pyramids in Egypt and flown over Cappadocia in a hot-air balloon. He lives with his partner in Toronto with four cats and a whole lot of fish. Visit him online at
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