School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 4-7-By the terms of a magical stone engraving, Princess Elizabeth of Graycliff and Prince Edward of Whitehill are being forced to marry before their 16th birthday-only six days away-or be turned to stone. But Elizabeth and Edward can't stand one another. Their only choice is to travel through perilous lands to Engravia and convince the engraver to change the terms of the contract. Determined to succeed, they face the sleepiness of Slothonia, the constant action of Energia, the continuous eating of Gluttonia, and a host of other equally challenging hazards. It takes all of their strength to counter their weaknesses in these magical lands in a subtle commentary on the power of unity. Naturally they fall in love through the course of the journey but, more importantly, they become friends first, and that's the fun in this unusual fantasy. Coleman's tale is fast paced, with allies and foes at every turn. The fairy-tale style and Armand's quirky pencil sketches will appeal to younger readers, and the elevated vocabulary will do much to engage the older crowd. Definitions of the more difficult words are included at the bottom of each page. With its quick, witty style and strange characters, this novel will be a hit with many readers.-Linda Bindner, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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- 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
- Age Range:
- 8 - 12 Years
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Engraved in Stone based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
I really liked this book. After meeting the Author, I desided to read it and it is a pretty interesting book. The plot is great, and the author has a unique and interesting was of writing.
I particularly enjoyed the plays on words depicting the various realms, royal rulers and the like. Engraved in Stone is an entertaining book sure to please teachers, parents and middle grade readers alike. The book has a place in the home library, classroom pleasure reading corner and home school curriculum as a discussion starter for problem solving dialogue.