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

Ursula Vernon


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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (12/31/2008)
MP3 CD (5/29/2015)
Compact Disc (5/1/2009)


Nurk is a quiet homebody of a shrew. But when a mysterious plea for help arrives in the mail, he invokes the spirit of his fearless warrior-shrew grandmother, Surka, and sets off to find the sender. It seems the prince of the dragonflies has been kidnapped, and Nurk is his last hope for rescue. Such a mission would be daunting for even the biggest, baddest, and bravest of shrews, and Nurk is neither big nor bad, and only a little brave. But he does his very best--and hopes his grandmother would be proud.       Nurk is a warm, wonderful, and hilarious illustrated adventure about courage, family legacies, and friendships of a most unusual nature.

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780152063757, 144pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2008

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.