A Tale of Two Castles

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Harper Collins, May 10, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 336 pages
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Newbery Honor author of Ella Enchanted Gail Carson Levine weaves a spellbinding tale about a clever heroine, a dragon detective, and a shape-shifting ogre.

Newly arrived in the town of Two Castles, Elodie unexpectedly becomes the assistant to a brilliant dragon named Meenore, and together they solve mysteries. Their most important case concerns the town’s shape-shifting ogre, Count Jonty Um: Someone is plotting against him. Elodie must disguise herself to discover the source of the threat amid a cast of characters that includes a greedy king, a giddy princess, and a handsome cat trainer.

Readers who loved Ella Enchanted and Fairest will delight in this tale of a spirited heroine who finds friendship where she least expects it and discovers that goodness and evil come in all shapes and sizes.

 

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Yes I picked this up impulsively because I do enjoy the author's other works. This one is neat because the girl is only 12, and in many ways acts her age - but is also resourceful, brave, honest, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tina_Ervin - LibraryThing

Small town girl goes off to the big city where she meets all the characters her mother warned her about. Mystery, adventure, drama, poverty and cruelty are all woven into this beautifully written fairy tale. Oh, and don't forget the dragon! Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Gail Carson Levine thinks she can write poetry. Forgive her; the doctors say she’ll be sane again soon. She was born in New York City and shares a birthday with William Carlos Williams. Her first book for children, Ella Enchanted, won a Newbery Honor. Gail’s other books include A Tale of Two Castles; the New York Times bestsellers Ever and Fairest; Dave at Night, an ALA Notable Book and Best Book for Young Adults; The Wish; The Two Princesses of Bamarre; and the six Princess Tales books. She is also the author of the nonfiction book Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly and the picture books Betsy Who Cried Wolf! and Betsy Red Hoodie, both illustrated by Scott Nash. Gail and her husband, David, live in the Hudson Valley of New York State.

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