Storyteller

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Clarion Books, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 283 pages
16 Reviews
“Once upon a time,” begins the narrator of this richly imagined novel. But what follows is no ordinary fantasy full of dragons, elves, and wicked stepmothers. Yes, the tale involves a boy named Jack. But he's not the one who climbed a beanstalk or slew seven giants with one blow. This Jack is a storyteller, a seventeen-year-old farm boy who sets off to seek his fortune in the royal city of Sundar.

Jack has many adventures and narrow escapes on his journey. He also meets an assortment of memorable characters—including a talking bird, a one-eyed robber, a mysterious illusionist, and a melancholy princess. Each has a tale to tell, and these accounts, along with Jack's own stories and the framing narrative, are woven into a complex, dazzling tapestry that will capture the reader's imagination. Through them, Edward Myers explores the power—for good and for evil—of the stories we all tell.

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Review: STORYTELLER

User Review  - Hope - Goodreads

I grabbed this book at my library last minute because the cover art captured my eye. This book was enjoyable but I found it to be fairly predictable. It was an enjoyable book to read because it was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jodie - Goodreads

This book is about a boy named Jack who is a storyteller, and he goes off to seek his fortune by telling stories. The book tells the story of his journey along with the stories of the people he meets ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Edward Myers is the author of 20 books for adults and 12 for children, including two middle-grade adventure novels, Climb or Die and Hostage (Hyperion). This is his first book for Clarion. He lives with his wife and two children near New York City.

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