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A Tale of Two Castles

by Gail C Levine

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | September 19, 2013 | Hardcover

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Newbery Honor author ofElla EnchantedGail 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 lovedElla EnchantedandFairestwill 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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8.6 × 5.8 × 1.2 in

Published: September 19, 2013

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061229652

ISBN - 13: 9780061229657

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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A Tale of Two Castles

A Tale of Two Castles

by Gail C Levine

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8.6 × 5.8 × 1.2 in

Published: September 19, 2013

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061229652

ISBN - 13: 9780061229657

About the Book

Newbery Honor winner Levine delivers a fabulous and funny fantasy novel about a shape-shifting ogre, a dragon detective, and a girl who dreams of becoming an actress. Illustrations.

From the Publisher

Newbery Honor author ofElla EnchantedGail 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 lovedElla EnchantedandFairestwill 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.

About the Author

Gail Carsn Levine grew up in New York City and has been writing all her life. Her first novel,Ella Enchanted, was a Newbery Honor Book. Levine's other books includeFairest, aNew York Timesbestseller,Publishers WeeklyBest Book, andSchool Library JournalBest Book;Dave at Night, an ALA Notable Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults;Ever, aNew York Timesbestseller;The Wish;The Two Princesses of Bamarre;A Tale of Two Castles; and the six Princess Tales books. She is also the author of the nonfiction bookWriter to Writer, the poetry bookForgive Me, I Meant to Do It: False Apology Poems, and the picture booksBetsy Who Cried WolfandBetsy Red Hoodie, illustrated by Scott Nash. Gail and her husband, David, live in New York's Hudson Valley.

Editorial Reviews

?A thoroughly delicious romp from the author of Ella Enchanted.The plot is winningly unpredictable, the characters easy to relate to, the humor subtle and the action well-paced. Newbery Honor-winner Levine has once again breathed new life into old stories.? (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12