Close Kin

Book II -- The Hollow Kingdom Trilogy

By Clare B. Dunkle
(Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Hardcover, 9780805074970, 224pp.)

Publication Date: September 9, 2004

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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The goblin King's face lit up with amusement. "Seylin was proposing marriage to you," he cried, "and you wanted him to change into a cat?"

A thrilling and magical sequel to The Hollow Kingdom

For years Emily has been living happily in the underground goblin kingdom. Now she is old enough to marry, but when her childhood friend Seylin proposes, she doesn't even pay attention.

Devastated, Seylin leaves the kingdom to find his own people: the elves. Emily sets out in search of him. But they accidentally awaken hatreds and prejudices that have slumbered for hundreds of years, and soon two worlds are brought onto a dangerous collision course.

Clare B. Dunkle once again draws readers deep into the magical realm that Newbery-winning author Lloyd Alexander calls "as persuasive as it is remarkable."

About the Author

Clare B. Dunkle worked for years as a librarian. She wrote both The Hollow Kingdom and this book as a series of letters to her two teenaged daughters, who attend a German boarding school. A native of north Texas, she currently lives in Germany with her family.

Praise For Close Kin

"In Dunkle's follow-up to The Hollow Kingdom (2003)... returning readers will appreciate the expanded view of the world where human, goblin, and elf sensibilities interestingly, if not harmoniously, coexist."--Booklist

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