The Six Crowns: The Ice Gate of Spyre [NOOK Book]

Overview

The valiant hedgehog Trundle's quest for the Crown of Ice leads him and his crew to the sacred island of Spyre. According to legend, only the Oracle can find the crown, and Trundle's spirited friend Esmeralda Lightfoot is convinced she's the chosen one.

Spyre is full of wonders—and danger—from its low, swampy jungles to its soaring, icy mountaintops. And as Trundle, Esmeralda, the squirrel troubadour Jack Nimble, and their new companion, a wild and crazy hare, make their way ...

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Overview

The valiant hedgehog Trundle's quest for the Crown of Ice leads him and his crew to the sacred island of Spyre. According to legend, only the Oracle can find the crown, and Trundle's spirited friend Esmeralda Lightfoot is convinced she's the chosen one.

Spyre is full of wonders—and danger—from its low, swampy jungles to its soaring, icy mountaintops. And as Trundle, Esmeralda, the squirrel troubadour Jack Nimble, and their new companion, a wild and crazy hare, make their way through a monastery of fighting llamas and a nest of hungry snow snakes, they discover that nothing on this extraordinary island is as it seems.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Lisa Colozza Cocca
If vampire bats, dastardly plants, and moody lemurs are your cup of tea, then this book might grab you. It is the fourth book in the fantasy series "The Six Crowns" that chronicles the adventures of Esmerelda, Princess of Darkness, Trundle, Jack, and Ishmael. From the prelude, readers learn that Esmerelda, a hedgehog, has discovered a secret from the ancient Badger Blocks. It seems that long ago the world exploded into thousands of small pieces. The survivors live on some floating islands called the Sundered Lands. Although the connection is not made in this book, this knowledge has led Esmerelda and her followers on a quest to find the six crowns. Three were found in previous books. The epilogue also tells readers that Esmerelda's Aunt Millie and Captain Grizzletusk, a pirate, are also after the crowns, and thus, after Esmerelda. These characters do not appear in this title beyond the epilogue. In this book, Esmerelda's group tangles with tricky and blood thirsty bats, mind altering pollen, and an odd lemur on their way to the Ice Gate, where the fourth crown is located. Along the way, readers may find humor in Ishmael's habit of speaking in twisted cliches, which are absurd enough to amuse an eight-year-old even if he is unfamiliar with the actual saying. The book does not stand on its own, however, needing the support of the others in the series to clarify some of the issues. The black and white illustrations compliment the text nicely. Readers looking for fantasy, but not quite ready for the meatiness of Brian Jacques' "Redwall" series may enjoy this series.
School Library Journal
Gr 3–5—Esmeralda Lightfoot, a Romany princess, believes in the badgers' legend of the six crowns, and she's on a quest to find them. Her adventurous companions include a hedgehog named Trundle; Jack Nimble, a well-traveled musician squirrel; and a loopy hare named Ishmael March, who is the cook aboard their skyboat. In Trundle's Quest (HarperCollins, 2011), they searched the islands of the Sundered Lands and found three of the crowns, and now their goal is the Crown of Ice on the sacred island of Spyre. They are on the run from pirates and on their journey they encounter bloodthirsty bats, dark lotus pollen, an abandoned windship, hat-wearing meerkats, gigantic snow snakes, llamas, and more. There's a liberal sprinkling of humor, particularly by Ishmael, who inserts such wacky comments as, "A stitch in time is worth two in the bush." Black-line illustrations add interest. This action-packed page-turner is one that even reluctant fantasy readers will embrace, and it's a fine choice for a read-aloud. The satisfying ending sets the stage for the quest for the Crown of Wood in a future book.—Helen Foster James, University of California at San Diego
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062098429
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/23/2012
  • Series: Six Crowns , #4
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,314,964
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Allan Jones is the author of numerous fantasy books for both children and teens. He lives in London, England.

Gary Chalk is an illustrator and model maker. He lives in France.

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    Posted December 19, 2013

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    Posted October 24, 2013

    Great book!

    Canr wait to read the next one.

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