The Grave Robber's Apprentice

The Grave Robber's Apprentice

by Allan Stratton

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061976087
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/06/2012
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,070,386
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.97(d)
Lexile: 650L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Allan Stratton is the internationally acclaimed author of the Michael L. Printz Honor Book Chanda's Secrets. His novel Chanda's Wars was a Junior Library Guild selection, and his other novels, Borderline and Leslie's Journal, were both ALA Best Book for Young Adults selections. Allan has safaried in Africa, hiked the Great Wall of China, explored pyramids in Egypt, and flown over Cappadocia in a balloon. He lives with his partner in Toronto with four cats and a whole lot of fish.

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“A rollicking and enchanting fairy tale for the 21st century.”

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The Grave Robber's Apprentice 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never read anything like it. Its the best thing I ever read!
RefPenny on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Hans was adopted by the Graverobber but doesn¿t want to follow in his foster-father¿s footsteps. Angela is a young countess who is fleeing for her life from the evil Archduke Arnolf. When the two of them meet up they find they are in for a big adventure involving puppets, wolves, dancing bears, hermits and highwaymen. This is a rollicking adventure with a fairytale feel. Packed with likeable characters, humour, adventure and a bit of fear this book is sure to appeal to children aged 10 and up. It would make a great class read-aloud.
mountie9 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
The Good Stuff * Fabulous opening chapter - will grab the kids (and adults) attention right away * The banter between Angela and Hans is delightful * Angela is a fantastic heroine - feisty and brave, yet compassionate and hilarious * Hans is a perfect companion for Angela and they work so well together * Wonderful adventure story full of nasty villians and wacky secondary characters * Lots of scary and gross bits will attract the middle school boy reader * Young kids save the day -- kids eat that sorta thing up * Humor and scary stuff - what's not to like * The secondary characters are just as well written as the main characters * Has a fairy tale, quest feel to it with a hint of Peter Nimble thrown in * Good messages of friendship and forgivenessThe Not So Good Stuff * Some of the more complicated language may turn off the more reluctant reader which would be a shameFavorite Quotes/Passages"Tonight, the raging wind had promised a shipwreck- two or three, God willing - so Knobbe had scrambled down the steep cliff path to the beach, hoping to plunder the bodies of the drowned.""Don't play your baby tricks on me," Knobbe warned. "Your sort are all alike. Sneaky,little schemers, out to make a fellow weak.""Angela rolled her eyes at Hans: a hermit speaking in riddles was as irritating in real life as it was in storybooks.""Shush. Who knows the future. Do the best you can and never regret a kindness. To live a coward is not to live at all."Who Should/Shouldn't Read * I would say for the stronger middle school reader due to more sophisticated language * Not for the sensitive reader as there are some scary bits * Adults will enjoy just as much4.5 Dewey'sI picked this up at the 2012 OLA Superconference and my copy is signed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At first i thought this book would be lame, turns our it wasn't. I like the story of Hans and Peter the hermit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book rocks and is full of suspence, action, and a little bit of romance i love this book!!!!!!