The Six Crowns: Sargasso Skies
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The Six Crowns: Sargasso Skies

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by Allan Jones, Gary Chalk
     
 

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Allan Jones and Gary Chalk have created a magical steampunk world for their illustrated The Six Crowns books. In the Sundered Lands, animals talk, ships fly, and a set of ancient blocks can be used to tell fortunes.
 
Hedgehogs Trundle Boldoak and Princess Esmerelda and squirrel Jack Nimble continue their quest in Sargasso Skies, the fifth book in

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Allan Jones and Gary Chalk have created a magical steampunk world for their illustrated The Six Crowns books. In the Sundered Lands, animals talk, ships fly, and a set of ancient blocks can be used to tell fortunes.
 
Hedgehogs Trundle Boldoak and Princess Esmerelda and squirrel Jack Nimble continue their quest in Sargasso Skies, the fifth book in the series. To find the Crown of Wood, they’ll have to navigate a treacherous skyreef. And they’ll have to elude Captain Grizzlewald, a hog who leads a band of bloodthirsty pirates and is desperate to find the crowns of the Badger Lords himself.
 
The Six Crowns books, a funny fantasy-adventure series for tweens, will appeal to fans of the Geronimo Stilton and the Kingdom of Fantasy books.

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Praise for The Six Crowns: Trundle’s Quest:“Filled with diverse animal villains and allies and plenty of clashing action, this series-launcher evoke elements of both Redwall and Lord of the Rings.”
Children's Literature - Magi Evans
According to legend, there was once a land ruled by six wise hedgehogs, each wearing a crown made of a different material. An explosion tore the world into thousands of floating islands, called the Sundered Lands. Hedgehogs Trundle Boldoak and Esmerelda Lightfoot have been on a quest to collect the six crowns referenced in a prophecy. Accompanied by minstrel rabbit Jack Nimble, they have collected four crowns, while being pursued by the pirate Grizzletusk. At the beginning of this fifth book in the “Six Crowns” series, the questers’ airship has become trapped in a morass of shipwrecks. With their propeller broken, they leave their ship to forage for a new one, and are beset by hungry lizards. Although a group of steam moles saves them, they are then imprisoned until they agree to help the steam moles build their opera house, an ongoing boondoggle overseen by Count Leopold, a befuddled lion who is writing an opera that the moles hope to perform. Esmerelda, seeing that nothing is really getting done, quickly takes over the building project while Trundle is assigned to put order to the many pages of opera that are strewn all over the Count’s tower office. Thanks to their efforts, the opera is performed, but at the end the moles are attacked by an army of dogs, along with the lizards. Leaving Jack behind at his own request, Trundle and Esmerelda escape, but not before accidentally finding the crown they were looking for in a prop room in the opera house. This cute animal fantasy, with delightfully humorous illustrations, has cliffhanger chapter endings and just enough adventure and danger to thrill its intended elementary school audience. Reviewer: Magi Evans; Ages 8 to 12.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062006363
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/02/2013
Series:
The Six Crowns
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.66(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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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The Six Crowns: Sargasso Skies 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the most coolest book in the hole worled!! I wish there were more books in that seires