The Crowfield curse /

by Walsh, Pat.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Chicken House, 2010Edition: 1st American ed.Description: 326 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780545229227; 0545229227.Subject(s): Orphans -- Juvenile fiction | Magic -- Juvenile fiction | Secrets -- Juvenile fiction | Monasteries -- Juvenile fiction | Blessing and cursing -- Juvenile fiction | Great Britain -- History -- 14th century -- Juvenile fiction | Chapter booksSummary: In 1347, when fourteen-year-old orphan William Paynel, an impoverished servant at Crowfield Abbey, goes into the forest to gather wood and finds a magical creature caught in a trap, he discovers he has the ability to see fays and becomes embroiled in a strange mystery involving Old Magic, a bitter feud, and ancient secrets.
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A buried angel! When a hobgoblin confesses the horrible secret of Crowfield Abbey to the monks' apprentice, the boy is drawn into a haunting medieval mystery and a world of Old Magic.<br> <br> An angel is buried behind the abbey! It's 1347, and Will, an orphan boy, lives and works as an apprentice of the Crowfield monks. Sent into the forest to gather firewood, he stumbles across a trapped, wounded creature no bigger than a cat.The little goblin shares a terrible secret: Buried deep in the snow behind the monastery is an angel. But, Will wonders, how can an angel die? And what does this angel have to do with the history of Crowfield? When two cloaked strangers show up and start asking questions, Will is drawn into a dangerous world of Old Magic.

School Library Journal starred, September 2010

Kirkus Starred, September 2010

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Bulletin (Center for Children's books), October 2010

In 1347, when fourteen-year-old orphan William Paynel, an impoverished servant at Crowfield Abbey, goes into the forest to gather wood and finds a magical creature caught in a trap, he discovers he has the ability to see fays and becomes embroiled in a strange mystery involving Old Magic, a bitter feud, and ancient secrets.

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<opt> <anon I1="BLANK" I2="BLANK">From The Crowfield Curse "Kill me, why don't you?" said a voice weak with pain. "What's one hob more or less?" Startled, Will scrambled to his feet and stared at the grass. A pair of large green eyes, flecked with splinters of gold, stared back. It was a creature the likes of which he had never before seen.... Excerpted from The Crowfield Curse by Pat Walsh All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.</anon> </opt>

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Horn Book Review

Finding a wounded hobgoblin in the forest, Will brings it back to Crowfield Abbey. He then pieces together the story of a curse on the abbey, which leads him on a harrowing mission involving a vicious Dark King and a rumored dead angel. Ample description paints a vivid picture of fourteenth-century life in this original, engrossing fantasy. Glos. (c) Copyright 2011. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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