The heart of glass /

by French, Vivian; Collins, Ross [ill.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: French, Vivian. Tale from the five kingdoms: 3rd.Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2010Edition: 1st U.S. ed.Description: 244 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780763648145; 0763648140.Subject(s): Magic -- Juvenile fiction | Witches -- Juvenile fiction | Orphans -- Juvenile fiction | Bats -- Juvenile fiction | Trolls -- Juvenile fiction | Fantasy | Chapter books | Fantasy fictionSummary: Gracie Gillypott and Prince Marcus embark on a dwarf-watching outing, not knowing that the dwarves are working frantically making crowns for a royal wedding and that they have enlisted some unreliable trolls to help them, thus putting the humans' expedition in peril.
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The madcap, macabre, and maddeningly funny Tales from the Five Kingdoms continue -- with an oddly heart-warming adventure. <br> <br> It's a fine day for dwarf watching! At least that's what Gracie Gillypott and Prince Marcus innocently think as they set out, unaware that Princess Marigold has honed her sights on Marcus and plans to follow him to the ends of the earth -- fan, frilly petticoats, and all. As for the dwarves, it's not a fine day at all: they're overworked and underpaid, rushing to produce extra gold to make crowns for a royal wedding. The Chief of Works has no choice but to send for some trolls to deal with the problem, but they have their own agenda: finding a princess for their lonely king. Throw in the faithful Gubble, a slinking goblin, four chatty bats, and a heart of glass that will give its owner absolute power and you have a hilarious adventure rife with mistaken identities -- and the ever-compelling search for the perfect match.

Kirkus Review, June 2010

Gracie Gillypott and Prince Marcus embark on a dwarf-watching outing, not knowing that the dwarves are working frantically making crowns for a royal wedding and that they have enlisted some unreliable trolls to help them, thus putting the humans' expedition in peril.

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Horn Book Review

This follow-up to The Robe of Skulls and The Bag of Bones finds Gracie Gillypot trapped underground in the world of dwarfs and trolls. Talking bats, ogres, and other fantastical creatures also come into play as heroic Prince Marcus tries to save Gracie and restore order. As usual for this series, exciting action and entertaining humor abound. (c) Copyright 2011. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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