The Silver Bowl (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Apr 26, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 336 pages
21 Reviews

Unwanted at home, Molly goes to work for the king of Westria as a humble scullery maid. She arrives at the castle with no education, no manners, and a very disturbing secret: She sees visions, and those visions always come true.

One day, while she's working in the king's great hall, young Prince Alaric passes by. Molly finds him unbearably handsome—but also unbearably rude. But what does it really matter? She'll probably never see him again.

In time Molly is promoted to polishing silver and is given a priceless royal treasure to work on: the king's great ceremonial hand basin. But there's something odd about it. The silver warms to her touch, a voice commands her to watch and listen, and then the visions appear. They tell the story of a dreaded curse that has stalked the royal family for years. There have already been deaths; soon there will be more.

As tragedy after tragedy strikes the royal family, Molly can't help but wonder: Will the beautiful Alaric be next? Together with her friends Tobias and Winifred, Molly must protect the prince and destroy the curse. Could a less likely champion be found to save the kingdom of Westria?

  

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Review: The Silver Bowl (Silver Bowl #1)

User Review  - Arashi - Goodreads

This will probably just be ranting. Lots of redundancy. =_= First off, I realize that this is written in first person view, but there is JUST TOO MUCH NARRATION. The text and dialogue were plain ... Read full review

Review: The Silver Bowl (Silver Bowl #1)

User Review  - Katy - Goodreads

Maybe I don't feel emotion in books where other people do. This book was boring. There was no danger! No suspense, no action! It was pretty shallow. At one point I was certain that Tobias would be the ... Read full review

Contents

Am Sent to Dethemere Castle
3
The Donkey Boy
12
The Prince
20
Calamity
28
The Silver Bowl
40
Listen
48
A Little Spot of Madness
57
More Calamity
62
Who Am I to Be?
158
The Abbey
165
The Storm
178
The Messenger
186
The Abbot Elias
195
Kissing Elbows
205
We Return to the Castle
213
A Dazzle of Silver Mist
226

There Is to Be a Wedding
70
Ribbons
83
A Wonderful Evening
91
The Wedding Banquet
96
Visions and Voices
103
The Terrible Thing
111
The Water Gate
118
The Wisewoman
127
What Was Said in the Market Town
135
A Cask of Herring
142
Back Up the River Again
149
Uncle
231
Strong Point Weak Point
239
Buried
247
An EyeCatching Pair
257
A Stop Along the Way
267
The Encampment
274
An Army of Innocents
288
A Moral Victory
296
A Private Conversation
301
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About the author (2011)

Diane Stanley is the author and illustrator of beloved books for young readers, including The Silver Bowl, which was named a best book of the year by Kirkus Reviews and Book Links Lasting Connections and was an ALA Booklist Editors' Choice; The Cup and the Crown; The Princess of Cortova; Saving Sky, winner of the Arab American National Museum's Arab American Book Award and a Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year; Bella at Midnight, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year and an ALA Booklist Editors' Choice; The Mysterious Case of the Allbright Academy; The Mysterious Matter of I. M. Fine; and A Time Apart. She is also well known as the author and illustrator of award-winning picture book biographies.

Ms. Stanley has also written and illustrated numerous picture books, including three creatively reimagined fairy tales: The Giant and the Beanstalk, Goldie and the Three Bears, and Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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