The Hollow Kingdom: Book I -- The Hollow Kingdom Trilogy

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Henry Holt and Company (BYR), Sep 19, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 240 pages
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The Hollow Kingdom, the first book in Clare Dunkle's acclaimed fantasy trilogy, will transport readers into a magical realm that Newbery Award winner Lloyd Alexander calls "as persuasive as it is remarkable."

For thousands of years, young women have been vanishing from Hallow Hill, never to be seen again. Now Kate and Emily have moved there with no idea of the land's dreadful heritage—until Marak decides to tell them himself. Marak is a powerful magician who claims to be the goblin king, and he has very specific plans for the two new girls who have trespassed into his kingdom . . .

The Hollow Kingdom is a 2004 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.


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User Review  - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing

The first in a fantasy trilogy for young readers, The Hollow Kingdom follows the story of orphaned sisters Kate and Emily Winslow, who find themselves at Hallow Hill, in the care of two great-aunts ... Read full review

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User Review  - les121 - LibraryThing

This book brought me back to my childhood, evoking fond memories of one of my favorite comfort reads, The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope. Although it doesn’t quite stand up to my remembered ... Read full review


Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fourteen

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About the author (2006)

Clare B. Dunkle grew up in north Texas, where her favorite activity was living inside other people's stories. She worked for years as a librarian and still thinks of the library as home. She wrote The Hollow Kingdom in a series of letters to her two teenaged daughters, who attend a German boarding school. They remain her biggest fans and harshest critics. Ms. Dunkle lives in Germany with her family.

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