The Game Of Sunken Places (The Norumbegan Quartet Series #1)

The Game Of Sunken Places (The Norumbegan Quartet Series #1)

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by M. T. Anderson
     
 

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From bestselling and National Book Award-winning author M. T. Anderson comes the paperback reissue of a middle-grade adventure starring two of the most disarmingly deadpan boys you'll ever meet.

When Brian and Gregory receive an invitation to stay at a distant relative's strange manse . . . well, they should know better than to go, but since this is a

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From bestselling and National Book Award-winning author M. T. Anderson comes the paperback reissue of a middle-grade adventure starring two of the most disarmingly deadpan boys you'll ever meet.

When Brian and Gregory receive an invitation to stay at a distant relative's strange manse . . . well, they should know better than to go, but since this is a middle-grade adventure novel, they go anyway. Why not? Once there, they stumble upon The Game of Sunken Places, a board game that mirrors a greater game for which they have suddenly became players. Soon the boys are dealing with attitudinal trolls, warring kingdoms, and some very starchy britches. Luckily, they have wit, deadpan observation, and a keen sense of adventure on their side.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545200080
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2010
Series:
Norumbegan Quartet Series, #1
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


M.T. Anderson is the author of The Game of Sunken Places; the National Book Award-winning, Michael L. Printz Honor book The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party; and the Michael L Printz Honor book The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom of Waves, as well as Feed and Thirsty. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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The Game of Sunken Places 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*rolls eyes*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He laid down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She looks at the sky quietly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Aaahh!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WE ARE MOVING TO PIPLUP ALL RESULTS!!! JT AND ARKIM ARE LOCKED OUT!! SEE YOU THERE!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thats ok Jt. Theres google and you could just ask us to help you.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well,im not just sayin thaatt..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Of course, We know much of the plot was borrowed from all those authors of legend! So how can you call this work unoriginal? In truth, the same could be said of any renowned author- it's what makes it stand out. The only author that deserves the pimp slapping you robots are spanking this great work with is Lewis Carrol, because he really was on crack. IF ANY AUTHOR WAS'NT INSPIRED BY OTHERS, HIS TURDS DON'T EVEN DESERVE WORTH?
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hannah44 More than 1 year ago
The Game of Sunken Places was an excellent book! It's very very easy to read and understand, and it's not one of those boring books you just want to get rid of. It's the kind of book you get into and think "wtf? This is so mythical yet sooo delightful!"
well.
that's just me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was exceptional. It ties in a lot of other books' ideas as well. I would definitely recomend it to a friend. Yes, there were ups and downs, but all books are like that! They aren't supposed to go the way the reader wants it to.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was awsome i loved it. even though it had its ups and downs i will still give it 5stars.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm not quite sure that I read the same book some of you people read. I, for one, thought that this book was very well-done. It interested me with its humor (sometiems witty, sometimes dark, always funny) and intriguing plotline. i honestly found myself to be laughing so hard that I teared. It may be a little off-beat and random, this is true, but so many of today's funniest things ARE like this. Oh, and one more thing: Who HASN'T borrowed something from another of the same field? You can see the influence of so many great authors in the works of Tolkien, Lewis, Rowling, Adams, and Colfer, to name a few. Get a clue and wise up...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked this up because it looked interesting, and it kind of was. Its a pretty cool plot, but it wasn't written very well. It tries to pull off some dry humor, like Lemony Snickets books (which are much funnier, by the way), but it fails miserably. Probably not worth your time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
jeez. the book went along joltingly, and the author didnt lead people into the plot. he just either said 'the rules of the game r forbidden 2 b revealed' or explained everything, leaving nothing 2 the imagination. it was a struggle 2 get through it. and the boys r 2 smart, 2. there rnt many clues, yet the boys somehow mannage 2 solve every puzzle w/ plenty of time 2 spare.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it is a very tantalizing and very interesting book. what it lacks is sense. lot of this book dosn't make much sence, but all in all it is a great book
Guest More than 1 year ago
What was this author thinking!! This tale was a cross between Shrek, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, A Series of Unfotunate Events, and the 'His Dark Materials' series all jumbled toghter. Seemingly a good combination, but not in this sense. Everything came out stupidly and just....wrong. The story was boring, confusing, and terribly unsurprising. I, a lover of fantasy, thought I would enjoy this book, but I positivley hated it. There was only one surprise at the end, which was cool, but that was about it. This author tried to make this story too much like books already out on the shelves. I am advising you to really, skip this horrid book and read something else.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Springs for the berries