The Monster's Ring
Bruce Coville's The Monster's Ring did more than launch his career as a children's novelist, it also introduced readers to the world of Mr. Elives' Magic Shop, where boys hatch dragons, toads talk, skulls spout Shakespeare, and the heroes and heroines of Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher, Jennifer Murdley's Toad, The Skull of Truth, and next year's Juliet Dove, Queen of Love find enchantment, adventure, and insight. Now available in twentieth anniversary editions, each of these modern classics has been given a new afterword by the author and stunning new jacket art by Tony DiTerlizzi.
Twist it once, you're horned and haired;
Twist it twice and fangs are bared;
Twist it thrice? No one has dared!
Russell is sure that the ring is just a silly magic trick, but he follows the instructions and twists the ring twice anyway--and becomes a monster!
* ABA's Pick of the Lists
* Children's Choice Award Nominee (in four states)
* IRA Children's Choice
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Review: The Monster's Ring (Magic Shop #1)User Review - Marlee - Goodreads
This was a quick, easy, fun, exciting, magical story. My son, who is 10, absolutely loved it. It was silly, but also at times seemed real. A fun book, especially to read around Halloween. Read full review
Review: The Monster's Ring (Magic Shop #1)User Review - Spanish Springs Library Book Buddies - Goodreads
1. Who is Russell Crannaker and who is Eddie? 2. What is the store's name that Russell sees? 3. What does Russell buy in that store? 4. What do the directions say to do? 5. What happens to Russell when he doesn't pay attention to the directions? 6. Will this end well for Russell? Read full review