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Goblin Secrets
Goblin Secrets
Author: William Alexander
A boy joins a theatrical troupe of goblins to find his missing brother.In the town of Zombay, there is a witch named Graba who has clockwork chicken legs and moves her house around?much like the fairy tale figure of Baba Yaga. Graba takes in stray children, and Rownie is the youngest boy in her household. Rownie?s only real relative is his older...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781442427266
ISBN-10: 1442427264
Publication Date: 3/6/2012
Pages: 240
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3.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 4
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I enjoyed this book far more than an adult should! Theres fun steampunk like gadgets, including human limbs, through out the book. The town of Zombay itself has its own character, with a north side bound over the river by a large bridge to south side. The river ends up playing a key role in the book, showing the power of nature. The citizens of Zombay have all sorts of tales and fears concerning the goblins, who do look quite fierce at times. Its eerily possible for a human to be changed into a goblin.

The story has just enough seriousness to be a little scary for kids, and to hint at darker personalities for adults. The flaming pigeons definitely left an impression. Throughout the adventure, Rownie also learns of the cruel, and sometimes horrible, source of coal a piece of which is needed to animate various mechanical beings, such as the equine that pulls the goblin wagon. Overall, a very fun, engaging book.
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