The Goblin's Puzzle: Being the Adventures of a Boy with No Name and Two Girls Called Alice

The Goblin's Puzzle: Being the Adventures of a Boy with No Name and Two Girls Called Alice

by Andrew Chilton

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ISBN-13: 9780553520712
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 01/19/2016
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Andrew S. Chilton drew inspiration for The Goblin’s Puzzle from a wide variety of sources, ranging from The Hobbit to Monty Python to Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics. As a kid, he gobbled up fantasy novels and logic puzzles, and as an adult, he spent over ten years as a practicing lawyer before launching his career as a writer. He lives in Los Angeles, California. This is his first novel.

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Bread, left untended, will steal itself, or so people liked to say. But the boy found that sometimes it needed help. He peeked in through the back door of the kitchen. Cook stood by the oven with her big wooden paddle, waiting for the baking to be done. Thelines on her face made her mouth look like it was curving downward, even when she was not frowning. No matter how hungry the boy was, Cook would never sneak him a loaf. One of the kitchen girls might, but Cook could not know. She’d sooner thwack a slaveboy’s backside with a kitchen spoon than part with a single crust.

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