The Strange, Surprising Adventures of a (Somewhat) Brave Shrew

By Ursula Vernon
(Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780152063757, 144pp.)

Publication Date: June 2008

Other Editions of This Title: Compact Disc

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Fall 2008 Kids' List
“Nurk has mixed feelings about adventure, but he's the grandson of the swashbuckling long-lost Surka, whose diary entries fill him with pride and give him a drop of courage. Off he goes in a converted snail shell, and the quest is on. Vernon's writing is a charming balance of probable emotions in improbable circumstances, twinkling alliteration, and 100 other flashes of fun.”
-- Carol B. Chittenden, Eight Cousins, Falmouth, MA


A sort-of brave shrew packs up a few pairs of clean socks and sails off on an accidental adventure.

About the Author

URSULA VERNON is a freelance illustrator, artist, and, in her words, a "creator of weird thingies." Nurk is her first book for young readers. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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