The Griffin Of Darkwood by Becky CitraThe Griffin Of Darkwood by Becky Citra

The Griffin Of Darkwood

byBecky Citra

Paperback | August 15, 2016

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Will Poppy has always been fascinated with writing - he thinks there's something almost? magical about it. But when his mother passes away, Will finds himself stuck living with his awful aunt, unable to write a single word (despite the fact that two Muses will not leave him alone), and handed a mysterious package which includes an old picture of his grandparents and a piece of cloth with the words The Griffin of Darkwood" on it.When his aunt decides to move both of them to a small village, Will is excited for a new adventure, and in a castle no less! But after a rude welcome to the town that includes stories about a curse, and an introduction to the servants of the castle who evidently mean to cause him harm, Will's sense of dread about the whole village rises.What is the curse the villagers all claim has been on the castle for hundreds of years, and what does it have to do with the disappearance of a young girl forty years ago? More importantly, what's The Griffin of Darkwood, and what does it have to do with Will and his family?"
Becky Citra is the award-winning author of over twenty books for young readers. She has written two popular series - the Ellie and Max" series which take place in Upper Canada in the 1800's and the "Jeremy and the Enchanted Theater" time travel series. She currently resides in Bridge Lake, BC."
Title:The Griffin Of DarkwoodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 8.47 × 5.65 × 0.46 inPublished:August 15, 2016Publisher:Coteau BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1550506919

ISBN - 13:9781550506914

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing and spectacular!!!! This OLA Forest of Reading Silver Birch nominated title is one of the best books I have ever read. I am a vivid reader so I do not say that often. It was so magical and heartbreaking at the same time. You must read it!!
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Fantasy Novel This OLA Forest of Reading Silver Birch nominated title is filled to the brim with magic. It's one of those stories that sparks the imagination and connects to the creativity in the reader. I LOVED it so much and experienced book withdrawal when I was finished. Storytelling, a mysterious castle, a horrible aunt, some new friends, and a whole lot of magic make this book so engaging. You will be hooked from very the beginning. You and your young reader will be inspired to explore creative writing, storytelling, and visual arts while reading The Griffin of Darkwood. Citra uses some incredibly descriptive language and you will be immersed into the story. You will be Will Poppy and his friends. You may even begin to crave PB&J. I especially loved how Becky Citra included Mastering the Art of French Cooking to inspire some culinary creativity. This book is a creativity explosion that will leave you wanting to explore your creative side, whatever your interest. Your young readers will love the elements of friendship, adventure, and suspense. Grab this one for your winter holiday reading!
Date published: 2017-12-30