The Skull of Truth (Hardcover)

A Magic Shop Book

By Bruce Coville, Gary A. Lippincott (Illustrator)

Harcourt Children's Books, 9780152046125, 208pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2002

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/1/2007)
Hardcover (9/1/1997)
Prebound (3/1/2007)

List Price: 17.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Mr. Elives's magic shop is back, and this time it is on the other side of Tucker's Swamp. And Tucker's Swamp is where Charlie Eggleston heads to escape a beating-for lying. Charlie can t seem to keep from lying, though sometimes his lies are for a good cause. When Charlie stumbles into Mr. Elives's magic shop, his eyes light upon The Skull. Charlie steals The Skull and it puts him under some sort of spell-he can only tell the truth. Trouble is, now no one believes him. . . .

Praise For The Skull of Truth: A Magic Shop Book

[star]"A fast-moving, rollicking, yet serious tale, [that] will keep youngsters thinking."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"This skillfully told, fast-paced fantasy ranges in mood from serious to scary, but it's always laced with humor."--The Horn Book