The Bag of Bones

By Vivian French; Ross Collins (Illustrator)
(Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763642556, 247pp.)

Publication Date: July 28, 2009

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Description
When the quill writes GO GO GO frantically on the wall, and the House of the Ancient Crones heaves Gracie Gillypot outside onto the path, it can mean only one thing: there's Trouble in the Five Kingdoms. This time it's in the form of a beady-eyed, green-tongued witch named Truda Hangnail, who with her banished Deep Magic has vowed to succeed Queen Bluebell on the throne. Now that her horrible spell has shrunk the good witches of Wadington to the size of, well, rats, can anything stop her? Will the strengths, smarts, and charms of a spunky trueheart, a sweet-natured orphan, a scruffy prince, a substantial troll, and two squabbling bats be enough to foil her insidious plot?



About the Author
Vivian French was best known in school for being extremely skinny and for talking a lot. At school she developed an attachment to words and later became an actor, then a storyteller, and finally a writer of children's books. She is the author of more than two hundred books. Ms. French lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, and has four grown daughters.

Ross Collins is not a vampire but has aspirations to be one. He likes to dress in black and drink tomato juice, but the police have advised him to stop there. He is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including "Medusa Jones", "Busy Night", and "Germs". He lurks in a haunted castle in Scotland.
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